Northwest Forestry Services has completed hundreds of appraisals of timber,
    reproduction, and timber land.  For most properties, we also prepare the timber
    cruise upon which the appraisal is based.  In addition to the economic analysis,
    the typical appraisal report includes the same information as a timber cruise report.

    Click here to view or download a sample appraisal report.  The report was
    developed by Northwest Forestry Services for one of its clients, but the names,
    dates, and legal descriptions have been changed.

    The components of a typical timber appraisal report include the
Definition of Market
, Client and Intended User(s), Assumptions and Limiting Conditions, as well
    as the components listed below.

Components Of A Typical Timber Appraisal Report

Description of Appraisal Methods

Log Prices by Species
, Sort, and Grade

Harvest Costs

    Road Construction
    Harvest Taxes
    Profit and Risk

Market Value Estimate

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