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Illinois Loggers and Licensed Timber Buyers Search Tool

In 2015, there were 377 licensed timber buyers in Illinois. Are you working with an independent professional forester to market your timber to all of these loggers?


These buyers represent a wide range of locations, equipment, markets, expertise, and work quality. The first logger who knocks to offer a check for your timber is probably not able to offer you the best combination of profit and care for your woods. For example, in an IDNR survey of 285 sealed bid timber sales coordinated by an independent professional forester in central Illinois from 1987-2014, the high bid was an average of 61% greater than the low bid.

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Illinois Loggers and Timber Buyers Search Tool developed by Jake Hendee. Data current as of December 2015.