Timber Sales and Harvesting Contractors
Nova Scotia Woodlot Owners and Operators Association, "Hiring a Contractor." There are many things to consider when hiring a contractor to work on your woodlot to harvest timber, perform silviculture work, build roads, or perform other activities. This short handout suggests some things to look for and include in a contract.
Nova Forest Alliance, “Forest Service Directory.” The goal of this directory is to provide a tool to match Nova Scotia forestry contractors and woodlots owners. There is no screening of contractors who appear in the directory. Landowners should always take additional steps to verify the reliability of service providers, and their capacity to do good work, before signing a contract.
Nova Scotia Silviculture Contractors Association, David McMillan, President, 902-897-8708.
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, “Selling Standing Timber.” A good overview of things to consider before selling wood from your land.
Maine Forest Service, “Avoiding Timber Trespass & Timber Theft.” While this brochure is written for residents of Maine, it contains important advice about the value of written contracts in protecting the interests of forest landowners.
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, "Sample Harvesting Contract."
Georgia Forestry Commission, "Selling Your Timber."
Ontario Woodlot Association, “A Landowner’s Guide to Selling Standing Timber.”
NC State University: Cooperative Extension, "Cutting at Financial Maturity: Maximizing the Economic Return of Your Woodland", "Timber Sales: A Planning Guide for Landowners" and "What’s a Timber Sale Contract? What Landowners Need to Know."