Posts by Jim Griffith

Demand for hardwood drives prices higher than pine

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 Pine timber is the traditional tree of choice in the South’s timber industry, with the exception of the specific hardwood sawmill. Pine has always been the higher value tree, especially pulpwood products. With the higher prices goes the higher demand. Currently, pine is no longer king. Hardwood pulpwood is … Read more…

Accurate records crucial to keeping track of timber harvest

By Jim Griffith Registered Forester #1616 With a large percentage of timber purchases, the buyer pays for the timber after the trees have been cut and removed from your property. This type of sale is known by several names: cut-and-haul, pay-as-cut, or per-unit sale The trees are taken to a staging point, a local woodyard … Read more…

Timber management impacts success of marketing land

By Jim Griffith What effect does timber management have on the land developer in selling land? Probably much more than you would think. Several years ago, I was involved in a tract of land that was being divided into smaller tracts of five to ten acres to be sold for residential development. The land was … Read more…