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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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5 Things to Learn from Trees beginners landownership management objectives and goals Apr 05, 2020
By now, just about every single individual in the United States, if not the world, is impacted by the current COVID-19 outbreak. Depending on where you are located will depend on the severity of cases as well as the severity of the impact it is having on your daily lives. You may be anxious...
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I ALMOST bought land. beginners landownership management Apr 03, 2020
So. I ALMOST bought some land.
 
It wasn't a ton of land, two tracts: one 82 acres and another nearby 71 acres. Now I say almost, because we ended up not following through with the offer, but there was a lot learned through the process. . .
 
First let me back up and say we...
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What is Basal Area? beginners management Oct 09, 2019
When you get a forester to visit your land... your trees... they’re going to take several different types of measurements:
 

DBH, Height, BA.

 
But what do these all mean? 
 

DBH (Diameter At Breast Height): 

This is the diameter of a tree at 4.5 feet above...
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5 Things to do AFTER a Natural Disaster beginners management Sep 02, 2019
So Hurricane Dorian is approximately 300 miles away. And it can’t help but remind me of the years past hurricanes:
 
Matthew, Irma, Michael. . .
 
And those are just the ones that had some sort of impact in Georgia WITHIN in the past 3 years. Each hurricane had...
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Prescribe Fire: The Vaccine of Pine Forests beginners management Aug 12, 2019
The fall and winter season is coming quickly upon us which means two things for the southeast forest owners: prescribe burning and planting. Today though, I’m going to focus on prescribe fire and the importance it has within pine forests and ecosystems.
 
So you’ve planted...
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Let's talk money... beginners management objectives and goals Jul 27, 2019

What is the return on timber? We're talking money. 
What can you expect to get in 20-25-30 years . . .

Well, literally no one can tell you the exact dollar figure (and if they do - run - because they're lying.) There are just tooo many factors to consider: future local markets (supply +...
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Is Land Investment Worth It? beginners management Jul 15, 2019

Is owning land realllllyyy worth it….

I mean the price of land in itself is not exactly cheap, especially depending on the state and county. And the money doesn’t just stop at the purchase- there’s annual property taxes, and the investment to manage and upkeep the property for...

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A Mother's Perspective beginners management May 12, 2019
So this is only my second year I have been able to celebrate Mother’s Day; all thanks to my first-born son William. Before… I would say that I “honored” Mother’s Day. I would call or text my own mother to tell her “Happy Mother’s Day!” and...
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Discovering Your Inner Princess beginners management Mar 29, 2019
Tonight, as I was thinking about what to write about next…. Disney’s “live action” of Beauty & the Beast was on TV. As my favorite Disney princess, I couldn’t help but put that on as I thought about what information to share. It was the opening song scene of...
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