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Should I Sell My Land? beginners landownership longterm management management planning women landowners Nov 30, 2023

At some point or another, you've likely come across the question in your mind of "should I sell my land?" We perhaps don't necessarily admit that out loud, but it's something at some point in our lives, our parents lives, or our kids lives that will come about. So let's just talk about that...

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Should You Add Fire to Your Land? beginners burning fire forestry management prescribed burning prescribed fire wildland firefighter Sep 30, 2023

When it comes to the two best management tools you can use on your land, it really boils down to logging and fire. I'm constantly talking about cutting your timber, how to cut your timber, when to consider cutting it, and things to know BEFORE cutting your timber. So today, to celebrate the start...

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Setting Realistic Goals beginners landownership longterm management women landowners Jan 08, 2023

It's another new year and the mantra typically heard is "New Year, New Me!" or the "New Year, Better Me!"

And we set our resolutions of things we've neglected last year and "promised" to start right after we get that new calendar flipped over for the new year. 

And if you're like me, it...

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3 Ways to Generate Revenue from Your Land beginners forestry income leases management Sep 11, 2022

If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you know I preach that money, income, revenue, whatever you want to call it … is crucial for the sustainability for your forest! 

Everyone knows of the more traditional ways to generate money from your land: timber sales. 

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What should I plant?! beginners land objective management reforestation Apr 13, 2022
One of the most common questions I have been asked is...
WHAT should I plant??
 
After which I'll take a look at what kind of land your own - is it wet, is it dry, is it sandy, does it have a clay component, etc etc. This gives me insight to what tree species would be best suited to...
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5 Questions to Interview a Consultant beginners foresters management timber harvesting Jun 08, 2021

When you start managing your land, unless you're a forester yourself, you probably need to enlist the assistance of your local resources and a forestry consultant. Depending what you are wanting done, utilizing your free local resources (county foresters, federal technical service providers,...

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How much is my timber worth? beginners harvesting landownership logging management timber harvesting Apr 08, 2021
"I'm ready to harvest my trees... but can you tell me how much my trees are worth?"
 
The answer: No - I cannot, especially without ever seeing your timber.
 
A local forestry consultant might tell you a ball park range of expectations prior to cruising or viewing your trees,...
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4 Things to Consider When Deciding What to Replant beginners landownership management planting reforestation Jan 18, 2021
*This article is focused on pine species, as that is the predominately focused replanted tree species in the Southeast. Hardwoods are often (not always) reforested naturally or through seed tree and uneven management*
 
--Assuming you have your objectives established --
 
The...
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How much land should I invest in? beginners landownership management objectives and goals women landowners Dec 28, 2020
Maybe you're looking to buy land for the first time; maybe you're looking to expand upon what you already own. But so often asked is...

"How Much..."

 
How much land should I buy?
How much continuous land should it be?
How much should I invest (pay) for the land?
 
It's...
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5 Things To Do To Increase Land Productivity beginners landownership management women landowners Nov 20, 2020
You're home for the holidays and have a little bit of time to finally walk and explore your property: to see how things are growing, what's been done and what needs to be done. And I'm sure you're asking yourself... what can I do to my land to make it better... make it more productive... increase...
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Do you have a "GOOD" clearcut? beginners harvesting logging management timber harvesting women landowners Oct 15, 2020
You have just had your timber harvested. 
A clearcut.
 
It was time to harvest them; reduce their wildfire and forest health disease risks. The trees were mature in age, not growing substantially anymore. At the same time, maximizing your financial return to pay for that college...
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5 Misconceptions of Cutting Trees beginners harvesting landownership logging management objectives and goals timber harvesting Apr 24, 2020
I don’t know about you, but as soon as I start to talk about cutting down trees… I often receive wide-eyed, doe-eyed looks like I just said I killed Bambi’s mother (which by the way… as a hunter, and venison lover, I totally would have done that too, but...
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