2013 Abbey Firewood Sale

UPDATE: October 8, 2013

Access to the wood piles for examination will be available to potential bidders between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 13.

CORRECTION: The minimum price for Pile J was originally listed incorrectly. The minimum bid is $240 (not $540) and has been updated on the bid forms.

September 27, 2013


Saint John's Abbey will be selling about 130 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 sixteen different piles ranging from 5-12 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 January 2012 and March 2013. 
  • The wood is mostly oak and maple occasionally mixed with other species.

The Bidding Process

  • Bids are due by NOON on Monday, October 14.
  • 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:

firewood pile R

Bidders may also examine the piles in person. Roads will be open and Saint John's Abbey Forestry staff will be available weekdays between 8-4:30, and on Sat, Oct 5 from Noon -4 p.m.

For more information contact Thomas Kroll, Abbey Forester, at 320-363-3126.

Complete Your Bid

Bids are due by NOON on Monday, October 14, 2013.

Map of Firewood Pile Locations (PDF)

Payment Options
(for winning bids)
Due Oct 21, 2013

Mail check to:
Saint John's Abbey Arboretum
Saint John's University
PO Box 3000
Collegeville, MN 56321

Deliver check to:
Saint John's Abbey Arboretum
104 New Science Center
8-4:30 weekdays
Campus Map

Credit Card Payment:
By Phone: 320-363-3163
In person: 104 New Science
8-4:30 weekdays