Timber Sale Contract Considerations

Michael A. Dunn, Ph.D.
Program Leader and Economist
Extension Natural Resources Program
Louisiana State University Agricultural Center
Phone: 225-578-4087
email: mdunn@agctr.lsu.edu

The timber sale contract is one of the most important tools used by the forest landowner.  It helps in ensuring that the landowner's desires are met with respect to the execution of the sale.  It is the landowner's best opportunity for expressing her desires to the buyer.  Keep in mind the following when preparing a timber sale contract:

Although there is no such thing as a "standard" timber sale contract, you may wish to include the following items in your timber sale contract:

More detailed information regarding timber sale contracts is provided at the following web sites: