You may have inherited or purchased your timberland as an investment, hunting, your get-away place in the country, or you may have a second home or cabin on the property. Now, you ask yourself, how do we take care of the timberland?
Call us to schedule an appointment if you own 100 acres or more of timberland. We will meet on your property and listen to what your major objectives are in owning your property. If you wish for us to partner with you as your consultant foresters, then for a fee and after the signing of a consulting services agreement, we will prepare a detailed management plan that is yours to keep. We collect data on the different species and timber types of your property and use mapping software and photographs to make a detailed map of the property.
Each stand or area that is unique by age or species is described in detail, estimated volumes of timber products are determined, soil types of each stand are described, and recommendations for management actions are given. This produces what we like to call a present and future schedule of activities that we can follow together to improve the health of your forest, improve it for wildlife habitat, create a road system if desired, surveying if needed, and a harvesting and thinning schedule for the next 10 years to create income for you and improve the health of your trees. Growing and planting trees is a renewable resource, and produces very good financial returns, and has tax advantages.
You can also apply to your county tax office, using this management plan, to be enrolled in their Forestry Present Use Value Assessment Program, which will reduce your property taxes. Let us use our many years of experience in land management to help you realize the profits and enjoyment you can have with owning timberland. It is also a valuable asset that can be passed down to the rest of the family for generations to come.