AUGUSTA, Maine — The latest Stumpage Price Report has been released by the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry.
The Maine Forest Service report gives a profile of Maine stumpage values for calendar year 2011 and can help woodland owners assess the value of their standing trees.
There were more stumpage sales reported in 2011, with 2,158 reports, compared to 2010, with 2,069 reports, according to the report. There were slight changes in some prices at the county or inventory unit level. Statewide, however, there were no significant changes in reported prices compared to 2010.
Stumpage prices reported to Maine Forest Service also are used to calculate valuations for woodland enrolled in the Tree Growth Tax Law program.
The report can be found at http://www.maine.gov/doc/mfs/. To request a free woodlot assistance visit with a Maine Forest Service forester, go towww.maine.gov/doc/mfs/fpm/df_