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MICHIGAN FORESTS FOREVER TEACHERS GUIDE

 


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Stumpage is the price paid to the owner of standing timber, before the trees are harvested.  Stumpage values vary WIDELY and change regularly.  Essentially, the stumpage value of standing timber is whatever someone will pay.  The are many variables that go into the pricing of standing timber.  Some of these variables include species, product, contract specifications, season, market conditions, distance to market, stand volume, site conditions, and quality.

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Source:  DNR Stumpage Reports

The following chart shows stumpage from Michigan state lands, across the entire state.  It is NOT necessarily what a private forest owner can expect, nor does the chart reflect trends (which can be unstable and volatile for some species and products).  However, the variability indicated in the chart demonstrates relative values and the wide range of stumpage values.

DNR Stumpage Reports (state lands)
From April, 2000 to March, 2001
For the Ten Most Common Tree Species (by volume)


Species
Pulpwood
(per cord)
Sawtimber
(per 1000 board feet)
Sugar Maple
Red Maple
Quaking Aspen
Northern White Cedar
Northern Red Oak
Red (Norway) Pine
Bigtooth Aspen
Basswood
Paper (White) Birch
Eastern White Pine
Mixed Hardwood
Mixed Softwood
$3.85 - $40.00
$4.10 - $64.89
$3.00 - $52.00
$4.00 - $35.00
$4.25 - $36.27
$5.00 - $74.79
$3.50 - $5.58
$2.00 - $33.10
$2.25 - $40.00
$2.00 - $70.00
$2.00 - $72.40
$2.30 - $46.25
$54.00 - $1,189.05
$30.00 - $975.00
$23.00 - $165.00
$47.00 - $175.00
$70.00 - $875.00
$84.00 - $845.00
$44.00 - $303.44
$49.54 - $366.00
$28.00 - $500.00
$33.00 - $350.00
$20.00 - $300.00
$57.00 - $84.50
Source:   DNR Stumpage Reports
Note:  There are product categories other than pulpwood and sawtimber.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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