Michigan Timber Price Information

 Yard Trees

Wondering about the possibility of selling individual trees from your yard or small acreage tract? Read this first.


Stumpage Price Report

This series of reports, updated quarterly, summarizes bid prices from State Forest timber sales. The data in the Average Stumpage Price Report is used to provide DNR staff base information for determining a minimum acceptable bid for future timber sales. A separate report lists bids for the individual sales, again from State Forest timber sales. The Bid Summary Reports can be viewed here.

The State Forest is located north of a line from Bay City to Ludington. There is no published price data available from the private lands in southern Michigan. Calling a local sawmill for prices on delivered timber is the best source of information. Sawmills can be found in the Michigan Forest Products Directory.

Sample Timber Contract for Michigan

(PDF file)

Contact for Timber Price Information

Donovan Asselin
Timber Sales Specialist
Forest Resources Division
Dept. of Natural Resources
Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909-7952
Phone: (517) 284-5843

If you can't find the information you are looking for on this site, please contact us, or try the various state foresters web sites.

If you know of a useful site or resource that we have not listed here, or if any of the information in this directory is incorrect, please email Brian Doherty at brian.doherty@usda.gov.


Lists of services are provided solely as a courtesy to landowners. The U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS) makes no representation whatsoever as to the quality of work or business practices of the firms listed. The SRS strongly suggests that before entering into any transaction with an individual or a business, you ask for the names of those who have done business with the individual or firm so that you verify quality of services provided to others. In addition, you may want to have an attorney review any contracts or agreements before you sign any such documents.

A consultant providing professional services is often required to be registered or licensed within the state in which the service is offered. Before engaging or contracting with any person(s) representing themselves as a consultant or registered professional, the SRS recommends that you should obtain adequate supporting documentation from the service provider such as a current license or registration number as provided to them by the appropriate state agency.