Selling Land with Timber Value

If you’re selling land with timber, then you want a specialized real estate professional on the job.  A successful residential or commercial real estate agent simply doesn’t know the ins and outs of land and timber.  Honestly, how can they?  They spend much of their time evaluating the housing markets in their area and simply do not … Read more…

5 Costly Mistakes by DIY Timber Management

Timber owners are generally more knowledgeable than your average bear in the woods or at least have real-life timber management experience from the school of hard knocks. They should be admired for surviving and having prospered without the help from anyone else. However, there are five costly mistakes that many do-it-yourself timber owners make. 1. … Read more…

What is timber?

So, what is timber? Dictionary.com says timber is “the wood of growing trees suitable for structural uses.” According to the World English Dictionary, timber is regarded as “construction material;” but they also describe timber as “trees collectively.” If you notice, these are two drastically different concepts for the meaning of timber. On the one hand … Read more…

Timber Sale: Leaving the Small Trees Behind

My Mom’s home-made scratch cakes were always the best. However, it took a lot more effort and planning starting from scratch compared to the ease and simplicity of the box cakes of today. With the extra time, additional effort, expertise and expense required in the scratch cake, sometimes it’s better to go with the box … Read more…

Halloween and Timber Sales: Scary for Landowners

Posted by: Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Halloween can be a frightening time, with ghouls and ghosts and goblins on the prowl. Ghouls are the evil grave robbers that prey on corpses, while ghosts are more of a vague or shadowy appearance of something or someone. And a goblin is a grotesque sprite or elf … Read more…

Preventing Problems in the Timber Logging Process

Posted by Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 I am often the recipient of calls resonating panic regarding a timber logging process taking place on the caller’s property. They are seeing for the first time a logging operation on their own property, and that operation is not coinciding with their expectations. Sometimes the caller is not … Read more…

Knowing The Timberland Tract You Buy Prevents Problems

Posted by Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 In the process of negotiating the purchase of a timberland tract for a client, we reached an agreement with the selling representative only to find out that before the corporate officer would consummate the deal, they wanted to cut a remaining small stand of timber that according to … Read more…