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What are some tips for selling black walnut timber to buyers?

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Tips for selling black walnut timber to buyers include preparing for the sale by having the trees properly measured, graded and tagged for harvesting and sending out requests for bids from prospective buyers. Requesting bids identifies serious buyers.

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Other suggestions for sellers include meeting with prospective buyers to ensure they are competent and knowledgeable about harvesting methods that protect the soil and the residual forest and executing a contract that outlines when the seller is to be paid. The seller should also consider enlisting the services of a consulting forester for assistance in measuring and marking the trees, identifying buyers, handling the sale and protecting the seller’s interests.

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