Welcome to the Log Finder Site!

The South Dakota Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Log Finder Website provides a statewide networking tool for people who want trees cut down and people that want to utilize the wood to create a value added product. The goal is a user friendly website that will facilitate improved utilization of hardwood and softwood timber. Buyers can search for sellers or post information about the type of logs they want. Sellers can search for potential buyers, or post information about the type of trees they have. Users can post photographs of their trees or equipment for tree removal and hauling.

Sellers can list anything from a single hardwood tree such as a black walnut in their front yard in Centerville to hundreds of ponderosa pine, including mountain pine beetle infested pine, in the Black Hills.

Buyers can list the type of trees they want, where they can work, and their capabilities for cutting trees and hauling them away.

Use of this site is limited to people interested in providing or procuring raw materials such as standing trees or logs. It is not intended for marketing of wood products such as lumber, wood chips, shavings, or other value added wood products.

Personal contact information will not be displayed, but can be shared through the secure messaging system.

This is a government run website. Users should not expect privacy. The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources can review all postings, and can delete or refuse to post inappropriate content.

Click on Definitions for a list of terms used on this website.

Click here to Log In.

Other information about wood utilization can be found at the following website:



Emerald Ash Borer has been identified in South Dakota and an internal quarantine area was created which is continually monitored and updated. For information on the quarantine please visit https://emeraldashborerinsouthdakota.sd.gov/quarantine.aspx

The emerald ash borer (EAB) is an introduced insect from China that is destroying ash trees across the eastern US and Canada. Through the movement of infested wood and nursery stock the beetle's range has expanded rapidly. South Dakota is heavily dependent on ash trees for urban and shelterbelt trees. The tree is also a common riparian tree across the state.
Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer, Leah Bauer, USDA Forest Service
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