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#3280442 - 07/02/13 08:56 AM Forestry greenbelt questions
8 Point

Registered: 09/13/06
Posts: 1377
Loc: Hardin Valley

I have recently picked up 27 acres off airport rd in Rockwood. It was in a forestry green belt but with the change of ownership, I have 60 days to re-submit it. This includes having a forester come out and make a plan for the place.

1. Does anyone know if the TWRA WHIP program would cover the plan needed for submittal? I am going to try to reach them and check, I know it's late in the year for it, but it's worth a shot.

2. Does anyone know a forester in Morgan county area, or close by.

3. Does anyone know how much they normally charge?

Thanks for any information you might have. I am pretty new to all this
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#3280524 - 07/02/13 10:32 AM Re: Forestry greenbelt questions [Re: 416wbymag]
4 Point

Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 394
Loc: Humphreys County, TN

The greenbelt program is highly dependent on the county you are in. Some counties require little more than a single sheet of paper, while others require a formal written management plan. Contact the County assessor to ask what is required and if they have a template or a go-by sample for you. Even better if they will give you a copy of the previous owner's plan. You may be able to complete one yourself. A good one written by a forester may cost $500. If WHIP covers it I doubt there is time to get a request in for it. You may be able to request a delay in the 60 days. If you get a good management plan consider having one that is acceptable to the American Tree Farm System. Membership is free and will prove to the IRS and TN that you have a profit motive and you can get a sales tax-exempt certificate for seed, seedlings, fertilizer, chain saws, etc. For others with more time, the TN area forester will create one for free but they are busy so it takes a while.
#3280616 - 07/02/13 12:16 PM Re: Forestry greenbelt questions [Re: treefarmer]
16 Point

Registered: 01/11/04
Posts: 16954
Loc: Allardt, TN

Morgan Co. required me to get a forest management plan. I used a real nice fella out of Wartburg. I think the plan was going to be $500 but I cant be sure because he didnt charge me for it since I used him to conduct a timber sale and he got commission on that. I dont know about WHIP because when I looked into it they wanted me to do things with my property management that just didnt make good sense, now Im glad I didnt because I dont want to be involved in that type of government program. Dan Summers is the forester I used.
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#3280931 - 07/02/13 07:15 PM Re: Forestry greenbelt questions [Re: smstone22]
8 Point

Registered: 09/29/08
Posts: 1947
Loc: Clarksville

Check with the Division of Forestry's area forester for your county.
#3282903 - 07/05/13 09:31 AM Re: Forestry greenbelt questions [Re: @fulldraw]
Bayou Buck
10 Point

Registered: 05/11/09
Posts: 2725
Loc: Spring Hill / Perry Co

I was able to complete my own forestry plan in Perry County. I found a template online and went from there. Call the tax assessor and registrar of deeds and they will give you all the info you need.
#3283042 - 07/05/13 02:08 PM Re: Forestry greenbelt questions [Re: Bayou Buck]
Diehard Hunter
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Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6980
Loc: East Tennessee


Find out what they want and who they want it from. I may be able to help you out.
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