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Selling logs from your property: An educational symposium for landowners

Hopkins Demonstration Forest

16750 South Brockway Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
United States

Fri, Nov 2, 2018 5:00 pm - Sat, Nov 3, 2018 5:30 pm
Event Cost
$40/person before October 15, 2018 (early registration) and $50/person October 15-26
Contact name
Jean Bremer
Contact phone

Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Rd., Oregon City, OR

Friday, November 2, 5:00—8:30pm and Saturday, November 3, 9:00am—5:30pm

(Doors open 30 min prior to start time each day)

How to sell logs is one of the most important decisions you face as a landowner.

Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health and habitat.

Logging is a high stakes endeavor with consequences that can last decades–this is not a time to cut corners!  Timber is a valuable financial asset, YOUR asset, that took decades to produce–don’t lose out on thousands of dollars by not getting a fair deal for your logs. Don’t expose yourself to unnecessary liability or be left “on the hook” for someone else’s mistake. Make sure your property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

  • Types of sales and other fundamentals
  • Road access and operational logistics
  • Inventory, appraisal, and product mixes
  • Harvest Taxes and Contracts
  • What log buyers look for
  • Portable sawmilling
  • Log scaling
  • Getting fair value for your logs
  • Your rights and responsibilities
  • What a consulting forester can offer you
  • Minimizing your liability
  • Notifications and harvest regulations
  • How to select a logger

Speakers will include: consulting foresters, experienced landowners, log buyers, loggers, and representatives from the OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF). Topics include:


Log scaling demonstration, portable sawmill demonstration, and forest tour to see examples of harvesting, reforestation, and post-harvest conditions.


COST (Includes Friday dinner, Saturday Lunch, and field trip transportation)

$40/person before October 15, 2018 (early registration)   $50/person October 15 through October 26, 2018

Registration closes on October 26, walk-in registrations will NOT be accepted

“For those needing overnight accommodations, options include RV parking at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, RV parks nearby, or hotels in the area. For more information on accommodations, contact or 503-655-8631. “

Register online with a credit card.     

 Call 503-655-8631 or email got more information,


This program is made possible by USDA Renewable Resources Extension Act grant funding. Special thanks to Forests Forever, Inc. and Associated Oregon Loggers Inc. for additional funding support.


Lynn Ketchum