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5 Ways to Maximize Profit from Timber Cutting financials harvesting logging timber harvesting May 06, 2024

When it comes to managing your timberland, profitability and stewardship go hand in hand. By maximizing profit from timber cutting, you not only ensure the financial health of your forestland but also are practicing responsible forest management. God has promised us that harvesting will always...

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10 Surprising Benefits of Timber Harvesting for Wildlife conservation harvesting logging timber harvesting wildlife Apr 29, 2024

I know you understand the importance of not only preserving your family's legacy of your forestland, but nurturing your forestland for future generations. While the idea of cutting timber may seem counterintuitive to wildlife conservation, it does actually have numerous positive impacts on...

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3 Strategic Logging Tips for Family Forestland Sustainability beginners clearcut harvesting logging longterm management sustainability timber harvesting Apr 15, 2024

As stewards of family forestland, ensuring its financial sustainability is paramount! (Matthew 25:14-30) And oftentimes logging operations are the biggest bang for the buck for creating financial investment returns. But when strategized effectively timber harvesting, can significantly contribute...

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Forestland Logging Destruction: A Catalyst for Good biblical harvesting logging longterm management timber harvesting Mar 25, 2024

Is forestland logging actually destruction? How could forestland logging ever be considered something good?! 

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)

Let...

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Should I Sell My Trees in 2024? harvesting planning timber harvesting Oct 20, 2023

As we approach 2024, many landowners are thinking of selling their timber. However, the decision to harvest and sell your trees is not one to be taken lightly. It requires careful consideration, proper planning, and a good understanding of the factors that determine your stumpage rate. 

This...

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When is the RIGHT time to thin? forestry harvesting management thinning timber harvesting Feb 06, 2023

"Are my trees ready to thin?"

A very common question, and rightly so! 

If you've been in the management game for a while (or Googling for a while at least) you've heard how important it is to "time" your thinning appropriately to maximize its purpose and results. 

But WHEN do you ...

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3 Red Flags When Considering Selling Your Timber red flags timber harvesting Jul 10, 2022

You’ve probably heard the stories….
You’ve probably seen me talk about it on social media over and over… and over again.
But this is topic is so important, I believe it warrants another discussion!
DO NOT SELL YOUR TIMBER WITH EMOTIONS. That was a little blunt I know, so...

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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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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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