Need a little help here. I will make a good donation to the FF for some good info.
Got a local logger that cut a bunch of walnut for a landowner a few months ago and unfortunately, the bottom fell out of the market at the time they were finishing up. At this time, the walnut is still not sold. The loggers have gotten offers so low they are tempted to cut it up into firewood to get something out of it.
Just happens that they are cutting a track of timber not far from me and I am cutting firewood from the tops. I made the mention that I was interested in some of the walnut if it was good.....was told 30-35 logs were veneer and the rest sawlog grade.
I want to be fair with a price and have been to the Missouri Forestry Timber Price Trend website and they do not list the 4th quarter '08 timber prices. I tried to access the 3rd QTR pdf file, but it would not load up for me.....all the other ones did fine though.
So my question is this..... What is the current value of Missouri Walnut in the central part of the state? If I decide to buy some of the walnut, I just want to give the guys a fair price. I sure hate to see the walnut end up as firewood.
Send me a PM if you do not want to post prices on the forum.