Posts in category "thinning"

The Complete Guide to Selling Timber in Alabama – Part I

In order to maximize the value of your timber in Alabama and harvest responsibly, you need a trustworthy independent forestry consultant and you need over 30 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. … Read more…

Friday Five: Forestry News for December 15, 2017

Friday Five is our weekly recap of timber and forestry news, and things we think are cool or interesting. Here are your top stories: Arizona regulators explore ramping up use of forest biomass for power azdailysun.com Microsoft reveals renderings for its new Silicon Valley timber campus upgrade archpaper.com Conservationists boost logging to restore national forests … 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…

The Narrow Path – Jim Griffith & The Junkyard Dawgs

One Georgia Bulldog football player’s triumphs on the field carry over to the woods “I went as a walk-on. And they had completely written me off after the first Fall.” Jim smiles wide with an expression that makes you think for a second he’s going to pat you on the shoulder. He is standing tall … 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…