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Illinois Logging Companies

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How Illinois Logging Companies Determine the Value of Your Timber

You may ask, “How do I know if my forest can be profitable?” Truth be told, an Illinois licensed timber buyer is the best person to answer that question. Walnut Timber Buyers merchandises directly with international importers before making an offer. This process works well on both sides of the deal. Most importantly, it allows the landowner to walk away with a bigger check since we do not need to overcharge to make up for potential losses like many Illinois logging companies. Our sawmill partners and importers layout specifications for acceptance, which we are required to follow. Also, we don’t just service Illinois! We work in Missouri as well.

There are a few guidelines we use to assess the value of your trees. These are the main variables in any timber purchase:


For the most part, all hardwood trees are more valuable than softwood. This type of timber is harder than that of softwoods, hence the name. Hardwood logs are ideal for manufacturing goods that require a firm, durable wood. Some such uses include furniture, flooring, boats, construction lumber and even musical instruments. While many Illinois logging companies look for hardwood and softwood trees, Walnut Timber Buyers exclusively specializes in hardwoods. Remember though, most people don’t know they have walnut trees on their land. That is why Walnut Timber Buyers offers no-obligation appraisals to help you realize the value of your forest.


As you’d expect, the diameter and height of a tree will come into play. However, will also use an industry standard measurement called the Diameter at Breast Height, or DBH. This measurement is taken at the trunk of a tree. So, should you call for an appraisal? Simply put, if your trees are very tall and wide, that is an absolute yes.


A tree’s age is often linked to its size. Very large trees are usually very old as well. Since some types of timber grow at a faster rate, the species is normally a good indicator of age as well.

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Your Search for Quality Illinois Logging Companies is Over

If you prefer to work with reputable Illinois logging companies, call Walnut Timber Buyers at 309-369-9524 or complete our online form to schedule a free appraisal. We are hardworking IL loggers with over 30 years of experience. We can’t wait to log your forest!

Thank you for your interest in Walnut Timber Buyers. At this time we are only considering projects of 20 or more mature trees. For residential projects and projects of less then 20 trees, please contact your local tree service.