University of Georgia Campus Moving Toward Wood Construction

An inside look at the timber used in constructing The University of Georgia’s new Bolton Dining Commons Good timber makes good buildings. That seems to be a guiding principle for The University of Georgia’s food services department, who recently erected a new dining commons boasting a sixty-foot tall wood ceiling supported by custom-made douglas fir … Read more…

Wayne Bell & IFCO – New Trees, Deep Roots

New Trees, Deep Roots   How Wayne Bell and the International Forest Company are popularizing genetically improved container seedlings   “This is what a bare root seedling looks like,” says Wayne Bell as he cradles the slender trunk of a tree no longer than his forearm. He taps its root plug against a metal tray, … Read more…

Conflict is Beautiful – Conservation vs Preservation

On a recent hike through the Foothills Trail in South Carolina, I realized that conflict is beautiful. We departed from Burrell’s Ford Road heading south along the Chattooga River. It was Friday evening, and what was left of the fading light was dampened further by a storm front. Undeterred by dark clouds, however, my hiking-mates and … Read more…

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…