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…

Words from Vince Dooley…

We recently sat down with legendary coach of the Dawgs, Vince Dooley to talk about the power of preparation.  In the words of Vince, whether you’re playing football or managing timber, proper preparation prevents poor performance. You can check out the video here: We hope you enjoy it!

4 Things To Know About Timber Management

Timber, like other investments, is a valuable asset. Not unlike your investments in the stock market or business, it requires expertise for property management. The lack of forestry knowledge, or your absence from the managed property, could result significant physical or economic losses that could take years to recover. There are many aspects of timberland that are included … Read more…

Ad Valorem Tax: The Season of Tax Appeal

Tax season can be a scary time of year for some woodland owners in Georgia. No taxpayer wants to pay more than he or she rightfully owes, but unfortunately many landowners do just that each year. There are some situations in the filing process that will give a landowner the ability to file a tax … Read more…

Timber Exports to India Expected to Triple by 2021

Over the next decade, India is expected to become the world’s next substantial wood fiber import market (second only to China). Due to the scarcity of domestic timber resources, log imports in India have doubled since 2006 in order to meet the country’s growing appetite for wood products. In particular, India is likely to remain, … Read more…