Situation: A Missouri landowner had a consulting forester mark his timber for sale. The consultant found 1,191 trees (215,595 board feet) that were ready for market. Most of them were silver maple. However, there were a few walnut trees in the stand. The consultant estimated one of the walnut trees was worth nearly $1,000. The consultant's appraisal before the sale was $26,900. The consultant commented that most of the bids were for less-than-pallet-lumber prices.
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