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…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part IV

Avoiding Common Mistakes Selling timber is not something most people do on a frequent basis. Even if you own several thousands of acres, you may harvest and sell timber only a few times in the span of several decades. Therefore, it is important to keep your errors low–you can’t afford many mistakes. While there are … Read more…

Georgia Lawmakers Crack Down on Timber Theft

Georgia lawmakers recently passed timber theft legislation that will make it more difficult for timber thieves to get away with their crimes. The Telegraph, a Macon-based publication, has written an excellent article on the good news for timberland owners in Georgia. For those who have been recently hurt by timber theft, this may offer hope that not all … Read more…