Tips For Selling Timber

OSU Extension program offers landowners information about how to make a productive and profitable timber sale.

Published on: Feb 15, 2013

Many farmers and landowners recognize their woodlot as a crop that can benefit from a well-planned harvest. Foresters from the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program (a program of the Ohio State University Extension) will present "Selling Timber?  Consider This"  Feb. 27 from 6:30pm-9:00pm, at the Auglaize County Administration Building, 209 South Blackhoof St., Wapakoneta. The workshop is for anyone thinking of having a timber sale.  Learn what steps to take in order to make the experience a healthy and profitable one for both you and your woodland.  The marketing process and tax considerations will be covered. 

This program is a combined effort with John Smith, Auglaize County Extension Educator,  Eric McConnell, professor and Wood Products Specialist, Extension Program, Forestry, Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, OSU Extension,  and Kathy Smith, Extension program director, forestry and OWSP.

Tips For Selling Timber
Tips For Selling Timber

The Ohio Woodland Stewards Program aims to provide Ohio landowners with a wide range of forestry skills to help maintain their forested property leading to better informed management decisions and healthier forests.  Sign up for our free newsletter at       

McConnell  provides educational materials and programs to production forestry clientele, covering topics such as wood identification, production systems, and wood properties. He also works with other OSU Extension and research professionals concerning optimal, as well as environmentally responsible, utilization of our forest resources. His current research responsibilities include needs assessment surveys, timber price trend analyses, and assessing economic impacts of the forest products industry in Ohio. You can reach him at 614-292-9838       

Smith is the creator and team leader of the Ohio Woodland Stewards program which promotes private woodland owner education.  She works with field Extension staff, natural resource and forestry professionals, and master gardeners to schedule and teach programs to meet woodland owner needs as they arise.   She is a member of the Ohio Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, has been a certified forester with the Society of American Foresters since 1984 and education chair for the Ohio Chapter SAF since 2003.  Smith  worked as a watershed forester for the Ohio Division of Forestry for 11 years with a specialty in riparian forest buffers.  Her technical expertise is in applying forestry on private woodlands. You can reach her at 614-688-3136   

Deadline to register is Feb. 25.  Cost is $15.  Make checks payable to The Ohio State University.  Mail to Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, SENR, 2021 Coffey Rd., Columbus , OH  43210.  To register, visit our website at, call 614-688-3421 or email