Friday Five: Forestry News for July 7, 2017

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news for the week, and things we think are cool or interesting. This week: 1 million+ acres of ag land in Georgia may be owned by foreign investors; Automation comes to the woods; International Beams invests $20 million in Alabama; a new world record is set … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for June 30, 2017

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news for the week, and things we think are cool or interesting. This week: an alligator crushed by a tree; a mill expansion in Florida; a billion dollar acquisition; a forest city in China; and an ancient cypress forest in the Gulf of Mexico. The story … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for June 23, 2017

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news for the week, and things we think are cool or interesting. This week: the challenges of biomass in Georgia; a hypothetical look at higher timber taxes in Alabama; the conservation of 13,000+ acres of Weyerhauser land under public review; a £39m timber deal made in error; … Read more…

Current Timber Prices for Q1 2017

We’ve updated our Timber Prices page to reflect timber prices and trends up through the first quarter of 2017 (January – April). Check out the updated prices at http://timberupdate.com/timber-prices We’ve also rolled out a few updates to our timber prices page over the past few weeks to help make data on the page more accessible. Most … Read more…

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…

The Narrow Path – Jim Griffith & The Junkyard Dawgs

One Georgia Bulldog football player’s triumphs on the field carry over to the woods “I went as a walk-on. And they had completely written me off after the first Fall.” Jim smiles wide with an expression that makes you think for a second he’s going to pat you on the shoulder. He is standing tall … 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…

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…