Postponing Timber Harvests Can Be Costly

By Jim Griffith Do you have a savings account? Are you using your timber and timberland as your savings account? I run across many timber owners that are. Using your timberland as a savings account might be a good idea. But when you think about it, is it really? I met two separate individuals this … Read more…

What you don’t know can hurt you

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Ignorance can cost us dearly. I am ignorant in regards to how foods affect my cholesterol levels. In my ignorance, I tend to pick foods that cause my bad cholesterol to elevate beyond a safe level. Recently, I made a decision to overcome my ignorance. I can’t seem to … Read more…

GFB Timber Services help members sell timber wisely

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 I recently talked with a landowner who was in the beginning stage of selling her timber. This landowner had been misinformed that Georgia Farm Bureau might be a good source to buy their trees. The timber owner was looking for a new buyer because she was not satisfied with … Read more…

Exchanging sizeable timber sales for land could cut tax bill

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 What goes around comes around. I usually hear this in regard to one person taking advantage of another, meaning that one day the person taken advantage of will have the opportunity to return the favor. The “goes around comes around” statement does not usually apply to government, especially the … Read more…

GFB Timber Company serves advocate role

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Radio talk show host Clark Howard claims his show will help you “pack a punch in your wallet, and avoid getting ripped off.” Howard is a self-proclaimed cheapskate, and he usually refers to customer service as customer NO-service. I usually don’t enjoy listening to Clark Howard. As a businessperson, … Read more…

Per ton sales sometimes the best way to sell hardwood

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Most people are generally interested in pine timber. Historically, that is where the tree value has been in Georgia. Hardwood timber has not demanded much attention in the past. The value of hardwood can be is often underappreciated, even by landowners who have previously sold their own timber. However, … Read more…