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 are 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

Doug Heym
Timber Sales Specialist
Forest Resources Division
Dept. of Natural Resources
Box 30452
Lansing, MI 48909-7952
Phone: (517) 335-3342


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