Learn How to Create a Timber Contract: The Timber Sale Contract
Regardless of the size of the timber sale, a written contract prevents misunderstanding and protects both the buyer and seller.
The contract should contain, at a minimum, the following:
...a description of the timber sale
...the selling price
...terms of payment
...which timber will and will not be cut
...time allowed to cut and remove timber
...adherence to all forestry Best Management Practices
Other special provisions may include: cutting extensions, the location of log landings, roads, and skid trails; conditions under which logging will not be permitted; protection of residual timber and other property; a procedure for settling disputes; responsibility for wildfire suppression; disposal of litter; subcontracting of parts of the work; erosion and water quality control measures; contractor liability exclusions.
Create a Timber Contract Using a Sample: A Sample Timber Contract