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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 consultant might tell you a ball park range of expectations prior to cruising or viewing your trees, but he...
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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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