Posts by Jim Griffith

Right time to sell timber depends on numerous factors

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Is it a good time to sell timber? I am asked this question almost anytime I meet a landowner about selling trees. I always say if you need money, it is a good time to sell! However, this is not usually the answer landowners want to hear. It’s human … Read more…

GFB Timber Company serves advocate role

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Radio talk show host Clark Howard claims his show will help you “pack a punch in your wallet, and avoid getting ripped off.” Howard is a self-proclaimed cheapskate, and he usually refers to customer service as customer NO-service. I usually don’t enjoy listening to Clark Howard. As a businessperson, … Read more…

Per ton sales sometimes the best way to sell hardwood

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Most people are generally interested in pine timber. Historically, that is where the tree value has been in Georgia. Hardwood timber has not demanded much attention in the past. The value of hardwood can be is often underappreciated, even by landowners who have previously sold their own timber. However, … Read more…

Timber price ranges should be used as a guileline

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Timber price ranges should be used as a guideline Prices affected by wood quality, tree specs and type of logging operation. There has been a bit of confusion with the internet address for Georgia Farm Bureaus timber, real estate and mortgage web site, but you can reach this site … Read more…

Prices are generally lower for thinning operations

By Jim Griffith I have referred to our web site several times lately. There has been a bit of confusion with the site address, but you can reach this site from your Georgia Farm Bureau site (www.gfb.org) by clicking on “GFB Services” and then “Forestry Division”, “Real Estate Co.” or “Mortgage Services.” If you want … Read more…

Timber Cruising is more than just counting trees

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Timber cruising is more than just counting trees. Actually, it is more than counting trees according to specifications of some timber company. Let me give you an example of what I mean. I was recently asked to evaluate a timber tract that a purchaser was buying from a timber … Read more…

GFB foresters working for Georgia Farm Bureau members

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 As a Georgia Farm Bureau forester, it is periodically necessary for me to state who I work for and who pays me. I want to make it clear that your Georgia Farm Bureau forester works for Georgia Farm Bureau. Georgia Farm Bureau has worked on behalf of private property … Read more…

Sometimes it pays to select long distance timber buyer

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 How many timber buyers do you know? The truth is, most timber sales are made to nearby local timber buyers or loggers. Many of these sales are made to the logger cutting a neighbor’s trees. Too often timber owners feel a sense of urgency to close the deal before … Read more…