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1

Name the factors

-Topography
-Access
-Scale
-Point of sale
-Timber price
-Quality of timber
-Size of timber
-Grants
-Timber contracts
-Type of thinning
-Species

2

Topography

-could potentially impact the cost of harvesting if on steep or sloping topography

3

Access

-Timber removal
-Stacking areas

4

Scale

-How much is to be removed
-How big is the site

5

Point of sale

-3 options:
-Negotiations
-Tender
-Auction
-Could sell standing (hire someone to cut trees) or sell roadside (more expensive as you have to do it yourself)

6

Timber price

Hardwoods sell for more than softwoods but take longer to grow

7

Quality of timber

Any kinks? Thin or thick? Rotting?

8

Size of timber

Softwoods =
-18cm+ diameter (sawlog)
-14cm+ diameter (fencing)
-7cm+ diameter (chip)
Hardwoods =
-40cm+ diameter (sawlog)
-25cm+ diameter (fencing)
-7cm+ diameter (firelog)

9

Species

Conifers:
-Sawlog = £75-120/m3
-Fencing/chip = £45-60 /m3

10

Grants

-Woodland planning grant
-Capitol grants

11

Timber contracts

-Price and basis of contact or sale
-Conditions of sale (start - completion date, payments)

12

Type of thinning

-Selective thinning - low, crown or intermediate thinning
-Systematic thinning - line thinning, diagonal thinning or both