Bid Range

Timber Sale Bid Data:April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999
The idea for this page came from Bill Hohman, a consulting forester in upstate New York.

                   

Bids

Sale1$

Sale2$

Sale3$

Sale4$

Sale5$

Sale6$

Sale7$

Sale8$

Total $

1

16,001

13,853

64,000

56,956

33,007

20,704

29,167

65,860

299,549

2

13,101

11,060

51,620

52,111

33,000

19,400

26,204

48,500

 

3

12,300

10,070

   

32,410

 

22,802

42,000

 

4

11,600

     

31,115

 

20,301

40,806

 

5

       

30,296

   

39,572

 

6

       

24,490

       

7

       

21,910

       
                   
                 

Totals

Mbf

138

86

728

520

226

71

194

465

2,428

Cd

96

122

631

697

136

48

101

205

2,036

Acres

36

28

179

85

55

13

32

51

479

                   
                 

Average

Median Bid

12,701

11,060

57,810

54,534

31,115

20,052

24,503

42,000

31,722

High Bid Minus Median Bid

3,301

2,793

6,190

2,423

1,892

652

4,664

23,860

5,722

Above as Percent of Median Bid

26%

25%

11%

4%

6%

3%

19%

57%

19%

                   

Karl Davies, Consulting Forester
Northampton, MA
April, 1999

NOTES:  These data are from a spreadsheet prepared for a survey of consulting foresters' timber sale bids.  The survey was taken by the Massachusetts Extension Service Forester's office.  All sales were advertised to approximately 30 potential buyers.  In addition, 452  Mbf plus 632 cd on 141 acres were sold on prescription tallies in two negotiated sales.