Posts by Jim Griffith

What do I do with my timber?

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 I get calls all the time from timber owners who want to know what to do with their timber. Often, this is a general question to which I’m expected to definitively answer right then and there; so I do, “It depends.” And it does depend on the type, quantity, … Read more…

Clear-cuts can be used as a forestry management tool

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 As a forestry student, I visited Lake Winfield Scott in the Cooper’s Creek Wildlife Management Area for a week while working for the Institute of Natural Resources. Although climbing up and down that steep Tennessee Valley Divide almost did my body in the first days of the trip, the … Read more…

The highest bid isn’t always the best

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 If you have ever sold your timber by the ton where you are paid as the buyer hauls it from your property, then you may have found yourself in an unnerving and confusing situation. For anyone who may be considering selling by this method, often called a cut-&-haul, pay-as-cut, … Read more…

Postponing Timber Harvests Can Be Costly

By Jim Griffith Do you have a savings account? Are you using your timber and timberland as your savings account? I run across many timber owners that are. Using your timberland as a savings account might be a good idea. But when you think about it, is it really? I met two separate individuals this … Read more…

What you don’t know can hurt you

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Ignorance can cost us dearly. I am ignorant in regards to how foods affect my cholesterol levels. In my ignorance, I tend to pick foods that cause my bad cholesterol to elevate beyond a safe level. Recently, I made a decision to overcome my ignorance. I can’t seem to … Read more…

GFB Timber Services help members sell timber wisely

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 I recently talked with a landowner who was in the beginning stage of selling her timber. This landowner had been misinformed that Georgia Farm Bureau might be a good source to buy their trees. The timber owner was looking for a new buyer because she was not satisfied with … Read more…

Exchanging sizeable timber sales for land could cut tax bill

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 What goes around comes around. I usually hear this in regard to one person taking advantage of another, meaning that one day the person taken advantage of will have the opportunity to return the favor. The “goes around comes around” statement does not usually apply to government, especially the … Read more…