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On 25/03/2022 at 21:25, QuattroKev said:

Looking for up to date price per tonne for good to high quality Oak log roadside.

 

Have around 300 tonne available shortly in the South.

The annual hardwood auction that the Forestry Commission arrange will be in November.  It might be worth entering your logs in this as that is where you will get the best buyers.  

 

If the quality is really good and if the buyers like the look of the ground where the trees grew (oaks grown on some types of soil will be worth more than others) you could get £200 per ton or more.  Mixed quality oak will be more like £120 or £150.

 

Last year due to Covid they had way less than normal in the auction (apparently covid stopped the FC from preparing the parcels for sale!) so I am guessing there was a bun fight over what actually was put up for sale. 

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1 hour ago, Squaredy said:

The annual hardwood auction that the Forestry Commission arrange will be in November.  It might be worth entering your logs in this as that is where you will get the best buyers.  

 

If the quality is really good and if the buyers like the look of the ground where the trees grew (oaks grown on some types of soil will be worth more than others) you could get £200 per ton or more.  Mixed quality oak will be more like £120 or £150.

 

Last year due to Covid they had way less than normal in the auction (apparently covid stopped the FC from preparing the parcels for sale!) so I am guessing there was a bun fight over what actually was put up for sale. 

Interesting. Which soils are better and why? 

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34 minutes ago, doobin said:

Interesting. Which soils are better and why? 

I am no expert, but my understanding is deep good soil is best and poor sandy soil not as good. It is more important to have few knots, no bad shake, decent straight lengths etc, but what I was saying is that the very highest prices will be for the very best stems from the very best area.

 

Also of course forest grown will always be far more desirable than park or hedgerow trees.

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