2017 Abbey Firewood Sale

September 19, 2017


Saint John's Abbey will be selling about 35 cords of hardwood firewood by sealed bid auction. The wood was generated as part of the Abbey's long-term forest management program to provide renewable wood products and assure forest regeneration and wildlife habitat.

  • The wood has already been cut and skidded into five different piles ranging from 1-18 cords per pile. All the piles are on accessible roads.
  • The wood still needs to be cut into firewood lengths, split, and hauled. It was cut between 1-3 years ago.
  • The wood is mostly oak and maple occasionally mixed with other species.

The Bidding Process

  • Bids are due by NOON on Monday, October 2, 2017.
  • Sealed bids can be submitted online, or a bid form can be printed and submitted by mail or in person.
  • Bidders can bid on as many piles as they want and each pile will be sold separately to the highest bidder for the pile. Bidders who end up with the high bid for more piles than they actually need can pick those piles they want and the piles they don't want will be sold to the next highest bidder.
  • All wood is sold as appraised or "as is" and no adjustments for species mix or volume will be made after the sale.

View photo slideshow of firewood piles:

example pile

Bidders may also examine the piles in person. Saint John's Abbey Forestry staff will be available weekdays between 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  For more information contact Dan Vogel, Forest Technician at 320-250-5857.