Posts in category "Logging"

Trees of Life – Sandy Callaway Logging

“That’s a ninety-two model. Still works fine. You have to keep the cylinders packed on it, you know–it gets to leaking every now and then.” Sandy Callaway stands in the middle of a logging site and points to a behemoth piece of machinery known as the “knuckleboom.” It is white and orange and rust colored; … Read more…

Reblogged: Biomass 101

When it comes to the environmental effects of cutting trees, make sure you get your facts straight. A new organization called Biomass 101 has formed with this principle in mind: The public should know the truth about trees. With a fierce eye toward certain misguided media outlets, this new coalition of major timber industry organizations, … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part IV

Avoiding Common Mistakes Selling timber is not something most people do on a frequent basis. Even if you own several thousands of acres, you may harvest and sell timber only a few times in the span of several decades. Therefore, it is important to keep your errors low–you can’t afford many mistakes. While there are … Read more…

Georgia Lawmakers Crack Down on Timber Theft

Georgia lawmakers recently passed timber theft legislation that will make it more difficult for timber thieves to get away with their crimes. The Telegraph, a Macon-based publication, has written an excellent article on the good news for timberland owners in Georgia. For those who have been recently hurt by timber theft, this may offer hope that not all … Read more…

Conflict is Beautiful – Conservation vs Preservation

On a recent hike through the Foothills Trail in South Carolina, I realized that conflict is beautiful. We departed from Burrell’s Ford Road heading south along the Chattooga River. It was Friday evening, and what was left of the fading light was dampened further by a storm front. Undeterred by dark clouds, however, my hiking-mates and … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part III

The Sale – Selling Timber When it comes to selling timber, things can get complicated very quickly. It’s important to understand the basic terms that timber professionals use when negotiating a contract for your timber. After you’ve developed a forest management plan with an independent consulting forester, it may be time to harvest some of … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part II

Speaking the Language After you’ve found the right forestry professional to guide you through the timber management and sale process, it’s time to learn how to speak their language. Below is a list of basic terms that will help you communicate with the professionals working on your timberland. People Forester A forester is someone who … Read more…

Removing the Reconciliation Headache With “LoggerLog”

How Timber Update’s newest app “LoggerLog” is confronting a long-time foe for timber brokers. Given the recent buzz around Timber Update and their upcoming app, “LoggerLog”, I sat down with Founder Taylor Griffith to get the full scoop on how this technology will benefit the industry. Q: “So Taylor, tell me how this smartphone app … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part I

In order to maximize the value of your timber and harvest responsibly, you need a trustworthy independent forestry consultant and you need at least 25 acres of land with trees. Timberland investments are often more valuable than a house, and typically have generational implications, so you want to make wise choices regarding your land. We … Read more…