Posts by Taylor Griffith

What’s wrong with the timber supply chain?

For over 20 years, the timber industry’s security standards have depended on a redundant paper-trail, the burden of which has largely been borne by loggers and their administrators. Due to the amount of data required to maintain some level of chain of custody a huge administrative bottleneck exists across the industry with no real solution … Read more…

Regional Timber Prices Updated – Q1 2018

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Get the most recent regional timber prices for Q1 2018.   We’ve updated the way we present timber prices to better reflect the differences in local and regional timber prices. First by state and then by local regions within that state. If local prices aren’t presented, assume that state’s timber prices are more homogeneous. Timber … Read more…

Georgia’s Working Forestry Industry Benefits “Both Georgias” – A model to consider in pursuing rural economic development

Georgia’s Working Forestry Industry Benefits “Both Georgias” A model to consider in pursuing rural economic development By: Andres Villegas, President and CEO, Georgia Forestry Association Attracting new corporate headquarters to Georgia draws lots of attention – deservedly so. Announcements of business expansions are similarly celebrated – again, as they should be. And the idea of … 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…

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…

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…

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber – Part I

In order to maximize the value of your timber and harvest responsibly, you need a trustworthy independent forestry consultant and you need at least 25 acres of land with trees. Timberland investments are often more valuable than a house, and typically have generational implications, so you want to make wise choices regarding your land. We … Read more…