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#3107851 - 01/03/13 03:47 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: lpo1981]
Crosshairy
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Is your neighbor from whom you'll be leasing in a position where they could use some extra money? If so, you might do some research for them on what their property could yield from some moderate logging. You could cut 40 acres of property (random number I just made up) and create a lot of habitat without losing the "timber" feel of the property at large.

Just a thought - a lot of folks have no idea how much money they are sitting on when it comes to timber.
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#3107941 - 01/03/13 04:46 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: Crosshairy]
BSK
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Just a thought - a lot of folks have no idea how much money they are sitting on when it comes to timber.


That is true and something that needs to be discussed with the forester.
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#3108137 - 01/03/13 07:04 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: Crosshairy]
lpo1981
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 Originally Posted By: Crosshairy
Is your neighbor from whom you'll be leasing in a position where they could use some extra money? If so, you might do some research for them on what their property could yield from some moderate logging. You could cut 40 acres of property (random number I just made up) and create a lot of habitat without losing the "timber" feel of the property at large.

Just a thought - a lot of folks have no idea how much money they are sitting on when it comes to timber.


No he won't do any kind of timber management.. He is nott hurting bad for money at all and I'm not going to over step myself and ask him. I've been trying to lease this property for 10 yrs and haven't had any luck until a few weeks ago when he leased it to me for turkey and deer hunting.
And I have a general idea of what I'm sitting on as far as timber. I had approx 6acres clear cut 2 years ago when I moved out to the property..

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#3108337 - 01/03/13 08:46 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: lpo1981]
@fulldraw
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lpo1981, I work with TDF. Make sure you let Stephen know your primary goals and ask any and all questions. Stephen does an excellent job. If you don't feel comfortable or are unsure about the recommendations after your meeting, contact me.
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#3119568 - 01/11/13 06:37 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: @fulldraw]
backroads
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Glad I read this post. Some really good advice. I have them coming out to my property in Hardin county on the 15th.
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#3119874 - 01/11/13 09:09 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: backroads]
lpo1981
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 Originally Posted By: stevepitts
Glad I read this post. Some really good advice. I have them coming out to my property in Hardin county on the 15th.

Best thing I have had done so far.. I'm waiting on my management plan he is coming up with to arrive in the mail.. I have a lot of leg work to do, looking to find a good logger who will come in and maybe log 8-10 of my total acres that remain in hardwoods and clearing out some of my property for a food plot and tree plot..

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#3144649 - 01/29/13 08:34 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: lpo1981]
Mr. Hawk
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How much does it cost to bring in a forester?
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#3144819 - 01/29/13 09:35 PM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: Mr. Hawk]
treefarmer
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Your TDOF "Area" Forester works for the state and who's primary focus is landowners and their advice is free. A "Consulting" Forester is in the business of offering forestry services and can help you sell timber, plant trees and other services. They may charge 8% of a timber sale for their work. An Area Forester isn't allowed to sell timber but gives good advice and they also have a forestry degree. I used an Area forester until I got my Tree farm going and needed to sell timber, at which time I switched to a Consulting Forester.
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#3145123 - 01/30/13 06:18 AM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: treefarmer]
Mr. Hawk
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Thanks. I just bought a 200 acre tract and want to plant and manage for wildlife not timber. I would guess its probably a good idea to bring in the tdof forester to get an opinion?
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#3145140 - 01/30/13 06:39 AM Re: Local Forester Coming out and What to do? [Re: Mr. Hawk]
treefarmer
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It is a great idea to meet with a TDOF Area forester. Good forestry = good wildlife. Our Tree farm is 289 acres and we manage for timber and wildlife. We had 135 acres of dry south slopes and ridge tops we converted to pine because quality hardwoods would not grow there. The pine creates good cover areas and our recent 50% pine thinning brought us $45,000. My grandfather had a 240 deer hunting property that was sold after he and my dad died because my mom needed income and the property only brought a large tax bill - that's why we decided to manage our property for timber - so the next generation will be able to afford to keep the property in the family no matter what happens to me. Let us know how your meeting with the forester goes.
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