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Wood markets
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Planning management
Harvesting timber
Assisting forest buyers
Assessing damage/theft
Managing municipal forests

Two Trees Forestry
167 Main St.
P.O. Box 356
Winthrop, ME 04364
V: (207) 377-7196
F: (207) 377-7198 harold@twotreesforestry.com

Harvesting timber

Landowners generally sell timber under an agreement known as pay-as-cut stumpage. Loggers receive money from the mill for wood they deliver. In turn, they pay landowners a contracted price based on the mill's measure of volume and quality.

How can I maximize my income?
Timber has physical, price, and income tax components. Owners should grow vigorous trees, sell timber well, and minimize liabilities. We sell landowners' timber at the top of the current market, by auctioning and/or negotiating the harvest rights. We also keep abreast of timber tax rules and help minimize tax consequences.

What is needed to harvest timber?
A timber sale contract, between the landowner and logger, assures liability protection, helps comply with harvesting laws, and details wood prices, excavation costs, and harvest season. Honest and skilled loggers maximize log utilization and income while minimizing environmental impacts and stand damage. We serve as a landowner's forester, fiduciary, and agent exclusively.

Who decides which trees are cut?
Two Trees foresters. We mark, with paint, each tree to be harvested. We work with honest contractors, but also monitor logging operations regularly to assure contract compliance.

What does harvest supervision cost?
We protect landowners' interests. Specific services and associated fees are always agreed upon in advance and are generally calculated as a percentage of timber income.

"I have enjoyed my many years of working with Two Trees. Your work has always been top-caliber, and I can depend on you to offer innovative approaches to the diverse forest management problems I face."

E.D. "Chip" Bessey III
Hinckley, Maine