ABSTRACT. . We analyze optimal forest harvesting under mean reverting and random walk timber price and include multiple age classes, forest owners' consumption-savings decisions and risk aversion. This framework generalizes existing studies that assume a single stand and risk neutrality or include ad hoc risk aversion and obtain the result that uncertainty lengthens the optimal rotation. Including planting cost implies that price stochasticity may shorten the rotation period. Under the mean reverting price process, optimal harvesting becomes more sensitive to periodic price level, as compared to the random walk case. Including risk aversion completely changes the harvesting policy in the sense that, if the forest initially consists of just one age class, it is optimal to smooth the age class structure and have more frequent cuttings from younger age classes. With risk aversion, optimal cuttings depend on price level, even under a random walk price and zero replanting and harvesting costs. In addition, harvesting decisions become dependent on subjective time preference and forest owners' wealth.