Posts in category "timber management"

Quick Guide to Regional Timber Prices in Georgia

Are all regions created equal? No. At least not when it comes to timber in Georgia. The selling price for your timber varies greatly depending on where your trees grow. For instance, Pine Pulpwood in the Piedmont region sells on average $14 per ton less than it does in the Southeastern part of the state. Why … Read more…

Clearing the Trail with Envirothon

How the Georgia Envirothon is getting the next generation outside When he’s not journeying across America on foot, or riding a motorcycle, or competing in beard competitions, Josh Seehorn makes teens fall in love with nature. Actually, he does all those things at the same time. Seehorn, the Georgia-bred outdoor enthusiast whose expeditions on The … 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…

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…

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…

Wise Timber Management – An Afternoon with Lynn Hooven

Forester Lynn Hooven’s work for Big-K Tree Farm demonstrates the benefits a forester brings to timber management. Lynn Hooven is always teaching. “It’s all about the crown,” he says, finger waving upward at a cluster of swaying lob lolly tops. “More needles means more photosynthesis, and then, more growth.” Understanding the biology behind the business … 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…