Quick Guide to Regional Timber Prices in Georgia

Are all regions created equal? No. At least not when it comes to timber in Georgia. The selling price for your timber varies greatly depending on where your trees grow. For instance, Pine Pulpwood in the Piedmont region sells on average $14 per ton less than it does in the Southeastern part of the state. Why … Read more…

Nukes, Trees, and Netanyahus

With all the controversy around Iran’s nuclear program, why aren’t America’s biggest timber players putting forth a much better deal? Wait, what’s happening with Iran? They want nuclear power plants. They say it’s not for making bombs, just keeping lightbulbs on. Nearly everyone in the world says, “Um, doubtful,” because of Iran’s shady reputation (see: state-sponsored … Read more…

Clearing the Trail with Envirothon

How the Georgia Envirothon is getting the next generation outside When he’s not journeying across America on foot, or riding a motorcycle, or competing in beard competitions, Josh Seehorn makes teens fall in love with nature. Actually, he does all those things at the same time. Seehorn, the Georgia-bred outdoor enthusiast whose expeditions on The … Read more…

Upgrading the Timber Industry: The Landowner

So you own trees and you’re ready to cash in on your investment–now what? The timber industry does things the old fashioned way, with handshakes and yellow book listings and advice from your great uncle Willis. But sometimes Willis passes on before he remembers to give you the name of his logger. And sometimes the … Read more…

How to Make Money from Owning Land

Owning land can feel like a heavy responsibility. But it doesn’t have to. Smart landowners know by instinct that there are more ways to make money from their land than they are taking advantage of, but figuring out how can be difficult. Google searches can be confusing; asking fellow land owning friends can produce conflicting … Read more…

Upgrading the Timber Industry: The Forester

What if the goal of managing timberland was not to make money? Timber professionals are making money, the industry is creating new jobs, and more efficient ways to grow trees are being developed every day. But, ironically, very few people have the time to enjoy their success. With all the technology available these days, why … Read more…