How Much Can You Make from your Timber?

As a landowner, are you aware of your land’s true revenue generation potential? Many forest landowners don’t realize they can put their timberland to work to create income for their families.

Depending on your seedling genetics and location, a final harvest could yield 70 to 140 tons per acre of the more valuable sawtimber.

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Reliable data is abundant, and here are some typical examples of revenue generated by working Southern Pine forests. This information is aggregated and published by TimberMart-South, a quarterly report of market prices for timber products in the Southeast.


Averaging $44.00 – $49.00/ton*

The longest, straightest, and strongest Southern Loblolly Pine are optimal for telephone/utility poles.


Averaging $25.00 – $30.00/ton*

This class of wood is ideal for boards, veneer, and lumber.


Averaging $18.00 – $24.00/ton*

This wood-grade produces boards and wood fiber.


Averaging $8.00 – $13.00/ton•

This grade of wood is suited for paper production and other wood products, such as oriented strand board (OSB).

* On average, market value and demand for timber products may vary by location and market conditions at harvest.

Ten Steps to Successful Reforestation

  • STEP 1

    Confirm objectives & budget estimate

  • STEP 2

    Secure a consultant or other forest management professional

  • STEP 3

    Conduct a pre-harvest plan

  • STEP 4

    Conduct post-harvest site assessment & acreage with consultant

  • STEP 5

    Complete site preparation plan with consultant

  • STEP 6

    Decide seedling type & genetics and order seedlings

  • STEP 7

    Decide on planting technique & finalize budget

  • STEP 8

    Secure contractors for site prep and planting

  • STEP 9

    Plant seedlings and check survival May & Sept

  • STEP 10

    Herbaceous weed control February / March

Here’s a story from Steven Peter, who talks about making money from growing trees.

South Paw Forest Products: Steven Peter

Here’s a story from Sid, a first-time pine tree farmer, who shares his experiences and the factors that have led to his success.

Success Story:
Sid Dromgoole, Nacogdoches, Texas

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Paul Jeffreys, Ph.D.

Western Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi


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Geoffrey Lee Hill

Georgia, Virginia, Eastern Tennessee, Northern North Carolina


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Shannon Stewart

Eastern Texas, Southern Louisiana


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Kylie Burdette

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Jason Cromer

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Greg Hay

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Jason Watson

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