Northern Timber Company

Northern Timber Company is dedicated to the landowner. We have responsibly managed thousands of forested acres all over the Midwest and pride ourselves on getting our clients the most value for their timber. Northern Timber Company pushes to raise the globally-recognized sustainability standards. We strategically balance healthy forest stewardship with longterm generational income to provide the best services to our customers. We utilize our export markets all over the world to secure the highest dollar for our clients. Find out where your trees are going!



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Our Services

Northern Timber Company provides the best service to your forest. Let me tell you how:

  1. Northern Timber Company is a boots-on-the-ground type of company. We are outside, walking through timber every day, consulting with landowners who want the best for their woods and future owners. You will have instant and unlimited access to hardwood prices, market information, and ecosystem-enhancing strategies customized for your woods. Call James now at (319)-560-9604.

  2. Northern Timber Company closes the gap between the landowner and their trees. Oftentimes, trees will be sold multiple times before being exported. However, we sell directly around the world. We cut out middle-men so we can provide the top dollar for landowners. Your trees, your money. Get a free estimate from Ned at (563)-379-5242.

  3. We continue to work with landowners long after they harvest by creating a detail-rich, timber management plan focused exclusively on garnering strong returns and healthy forest regeneration going forward. By following our 6 to 10-year management plan, landowners often see that their land appreciates in value, that hunting has gotten better, and that they received bigger checks for the same number of trees. Get a free timber management plan from Caleb at (563)-379-0828.


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About Us

Northern Timber Company is a timber exporting and timber buying company. We specialize in commanding the absolute highest prices on walnut, white oak, and other hardwoods. Northern Timber Company is a family-run business so we care about supporting local communities and fostering environmentally healthy forests for future generations.

The owner of Northern Timber Company, James Ulring (, prides himself on mastering the dynamic market prices of midwest hardwoods. He’s been in the business for over 30 years and is an expert on productive financial planning for timberland stewards. James was the Vice President of the American Chestnut Foundation for four years and the President of the American Chestnut Foundation for three years. He is a servant of the forest. Call James at (319)-560-9604.

The oldest son of Northern Timber Company, Ned Ulring (, prides himself on mastering the challenges of standing timber. Ned is an expert on evaluating the monetary worth of standing timber of all species. He finds meaning in providing landowners with the most accurate board-footage and worth of their trees. He is an excellent all-around consultant. Call Ned at (563)-379-5242.

The second oldest son of Northern Timber Company, Caleb J. Ulring (, prides himself on cultivating longterm business-relationships with active timberland investors, recreational enthusiasts, and responsible forest stewards. Caleb works with landowners over nine different Midwest states to ensure that their forested land is generating both its maximum income and its optimal growth. Call Caleb at (563)-379-0828.



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Fill out this contact page to receive instant and unlimited access to current walnut prices and other hardwood market information.


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