Posts by Matt Noxsel

Upgrading the Timber Industry: The Forester

What if the goal of managing timberland was not to make money? Timber professionals are making money, the industry is creating new jobs, and more efficient ways to grow trees are being developed every day. But, ironically, very few people have the time to enjoy their success. With all the technology available these days, why … Read more…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part IV

Avoiding Common Mistakes Selling timber is not something most people do on a frequent basis. Even if you own several thousands of acres, you may harvest and sell timber only a few times in the span of several decades. Therefore, it is important to keep your errors low–you can’t afford many mistakes. While there are … Read more…

Georgia Lawmakers Crack Down on Timber Theft

Georgia lawmakers recently passed timber theft legislation that will make it more difficult for timber thieves to get away with their crimes. The Telegraph, a Macon-based publication, has written an excellent article on the good news for timberland owners in Georgia. For those who have been recently hurt by timber theft, this may offer hope that not all … Read more…

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…

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 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…