Posts in category "Logging"

Friday Five: Forestry News for February 9, 2018

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news, and things we think are cool or interesting. Here are your top stories: Newark will soon be home to one of the country’s largest timber buildings ny.curbed.com Forest fire risk assessment using hotspot analysis in GIS geospatialworld.net The Trees That Sail to Sea hakaimagazine.com … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for July 7, 2017

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news for the week, and things we think are cool or interesting. This week: 1 million+ acres of ag land in Georgia may be owned by foreign investors; Automation comes to the woods; International Beams invests $20 million in Alabama; a new world record is set … Read more…

Trees of Life – Sandy Callaway Logging

“That’s a ninety-two model. Still works fine. You have to keep the cylinders packed on it, you know–it gets to leaking every now and then.” Sandy Callaway stands in the middle of a logging site and points to a behemoth piece of machinery known as the “knuckleboom.” It is white and orange and rust colored; … Read more…

Reblogged: Biomass 101

When it comes to the environmental effects of cutting trees, make sure you get your facts straight. A new organization called Biomass 101 has formed with this principle in mind: The public should know the truth about trees. With a fierce eye toward certain misguided media outlets, this new coalition of major timber industry organizations, … 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…

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 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…

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…