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…

2014 Forester of the Year – Lynn Hooven

Timber Update is proud to announce Lynn Hooven as the 2014 Forester of the Year.  We award the Forester of the Year award to foresters who go above and beyond the call of duty. This award honors the beads of sweat it cost to double-cruise the timber, the morning coffees offered to win the trust … Read more…

Wise Timber Management – An Afternoon with Lynn Hooven

Forester Lynn Hooven’s work for Big-K Tree Farm demonstrates the benefits a forester brings to timber management. Lynn Hooven is always teaching. “It’s all about the crown,” he says, finger waving upward at a cluster of swaying lob lolly tops. “More needles means more photosynthesis, and then, more growth.” Understanding the biology behind the business … 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…

Timber Update featured in Forest Landowners Magazine

Timber Update featured in Forest Landowners Magazine Transcript: Jim Griffith knows trees. As a forester for more than thirty years, he also knows the tree industry. In 1995, he began writing a monthly column in Georgia Farm Bureau’s magazine called “Timber Update” that educated timberland owners on the latest news in forest management. The column was so popular Jim continued … Read more…

Economic Impact of Timber Services

The Enterprise Innovation Institute of Georgia Tech reported that the forest industry in Georgia has a $27.2 billion impact on its economy.  This can also be translated into $472 million in tax revenues for the state.  So, while money doesn’t grow on trees, it’s certainly possible that it grows in them. However, don’t assume the impact timber … Read more…