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Stumpage Price Reports

The Stumpage Price Report is published semi-annually and reports the prices paid for standing timber during the previous six months. Prices are provided to the DEC voluntarily by buyers and sellers of standing timber. To better reflect the price variations across the state the Stumpage Price Report splits New York into four distinct regions; Western/Central, Adirondack, Delaware/Catskill, and Hudson/Mohawk. This report is only intended to serve as a guide considering the value of standing trees can be influenced by many factors, including but not limited to, timber quality, volume harvested, accessibility, market demand, size of timber, species, and logging equipment used. Use of this report for any purpose other than as a rough guide to standing timber values should be done with caution.

Latest Report

Winter 2015 (PDF) (420 KB)

Historic Reports

Summer 2014 (PDF) (184KB)
Winter 2014 (PDF) (184 KB)
Summer 2013 (PDF) (199 KB)
Winter 2013 (PDF) (183 KB)
Summer 2012 (PDF) (178 KB)
Winter 2012 (PDF) (267 KB)
Summer 2011 (PDF)
(181 KB)
Winter 2011 (PDF) (180 KB)
Summer 2010 (PDF) (177 KB)
Winter 2010 (PDF) (108 KB)
Summer 2009 (PDF) (176 KB)
Winter 2009 (PDF) (173 KB)
Summer 2008 (PDF) (119 KB)
Winter 2008 (PDF) (167 KB)
Summer 2007 (PDF) (98 KB)
Winter 2007 (PDF) (165 KB)
Summer 2006 (PDF) (83 KB)

If you have any questions about the Stumpage Price Report, please contact us at:

Lands and Forests
Bureau of Private Land Services
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-4253

Phone: (518) 402-9425
Fax: (518) 402-9028

Glossary of Forestry Terms Used on the Stumpage Price Report

Board foot - a unit for measuring wood volume in a tree, log, or board. A board foot is commonly 1 foot by 1 foot by 1 inch, but any shape containing 144 cubic inches of wood equals one board foot.

Cord - a unit of wood cut for fuel, pulp or chips that is equal to a stack 4 x 4 by 8 feet or 128 cubic feet.

Cordwood - small diameter or low quality wood suitable for firewood, pulp or chips.

Diameter at breast height (dbh) -tree diameter measured at 4.5 feet above ground level.

Log rule - a method for calculating wood volume in a tree or log by using its diameter and length.

  • Doyle rule -Log rule used in the Eastern and Southern United States. Underestimates board footage in small logs and overestimates in large logs.
  • International l/4-inch scale -Log scale modification of an earlier rule using a 1/8-inch kerf, based on an analysis of the loss of wood fiber incurred in the conversion of saw logs to lumber. One of the few rules incorporating a basis for dealing with log taper.
  • Scribner rule -Diagram log rule, one of the oldest in existence, that assumes 1-inch boards and a 1/4-inch kerf, makes a liberal allowance for slabs, and disregards taper.

Pole timber - trees 4 to 10 inches dbh.

Sawlog - a log large enough to be sawed economically on a sawmill. Sawlogs are usually at least 8 inches in diameter at the small end.

Sawlog tree - a tree at least 11 inches dbh and suitable for conversion to lumber. Sometimes, trees 11 to 14 inches dbh are called small sawlog trees, and trees larger than 18 inches dbh are called large sawlog trees.

Sawtimber - trees from which sawlogs can be made.

Stumpage - the value of standing trees in a forest.

Stumpage price - the price paid for standing forest trees.

Veneer log - a high-quality log of a desirable species suitable for conversion to veneer. Veneer logs must be large, straight, of minimum taper, and free from defects.

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