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How can consulting foresters make you money

by WoodsRun Consulting Forestry on 04/20/16

Research at the University of Georgia has shown that timber

sold by consulting foresters brings an average of 28% more

value than timber sold without a consulting forester. An NC

State University and Mississippi State University research

study found an average of 20% more value on timber sold

by consulting foresters.


Our objective is to make sure you get the highest price

possible and that the sale process is completed properly so

that you and your land are protected.

Tax Considerations...

by WoodsRun Consulting Forestry on 02/22/16

There are tax considerations, timber quality, quantity and many other variables to weigh before deciding how you want to sell your timber. We can help you make the best decision for your individual needs. Did you know that forestry consultants get an average of 17.4% more for timber and save headaches for landowners while making them money. We make tailor made plans for each one of our clients. Let us help you today!

Reforestation One of the Best Long-Term Investment Opportunities

by WoodsRun Consulting Forestry on 02/22/16

Did you know that many analysts have concluded that reforestation is one of the best long-term investment opportunities? 


According to NC Forestry analysts base their findings on the appreciation of timber products over the past 50 years. Current trends show prices paid to landowners nationally for softwood saw timber and quality hardwood and quality hardwood saw timber will increase to be at least equal to inflation and prices paid for standing timber in the Southeast may even rise more rapidly than in other regions because of increased demand and competition. 

2 Different Ways You Can Sell Timber

by WoodsRun Consulting Forestry on 02/22/16

There are two different ways timber is usually sold with different ways of compensation. There are tax considerations, timber quality, quantity and many other variables to weigh before deciding how you want to sell your timber. 


1. Lump-sum - Landowners may sell their timber in a is lump-sum sale and receive a set price for their stand of timber all in one “lump sum”. 

2. Pay-as-cut - Pay-as-cut agreement is another way to sell your timber as the timber is cut and for only the timber that is harvested. 

USDA helps restore, manage longleaf pine forests on private lands

by WoodsRun Consulting Forestry on 12/16/15

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) today announced $10.6 million in funding available to aid forest managers working to restore longleaf ecosystems on private lands in nine states. Longleaf pine forests nearly vanished, but a coordinated conservation effort, led by USDA and other conservation partners, is helping this unique ecosystem of the Southeast recover.

“USDA is committed to working with land managers to help restore and expand this critical ecosystem, and together we have restored nearly a quarter of a million acres since 2010,” NRCS Chief Jason Weller said. “Longleaf forests provide vital habitat to a variety of species as well as valuable timber. We look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in this next round of the initiative.”

During the past two centuries, development, timbering and fire suppression reduced the ecosystem’s range by almost 97 percent. Longleaf forests once dominated the coastal plains of the Southeast, and 29 threatened and endangered species – including the gopher tortoise and black pine snake – depend on these forests for survival.

NRCS’ Longleaf Pine Initiative (LLPI) has helped restore more than 240,000 acres of longleaf forests since 2010. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to help landowners and land managers plant longleaf as well as manage longleaf forests through practices like prescribed burning.

Longleaf trees are resistant to fire, and prescribed burning mimics a natural process that once enabled them to thrive. Additionally, fire gives life to a fresh understory of plants that provides food for wildlife.

Longleaf forests benefit both wildlife and land managers. Longleaf pine trees, while slower growing than other pines like loblolly, provide highly valuable timber. Longleaf pine straw has also become a popular landscaping material.

Assistance is available to land managers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Interested landowners are encouraged to contact their local USDA service center. 

WoodsRun Consulting Forestry, PA
Greg Conner, RF, CF, ACF
(910) 876-2459
Bill Holmes, RF, ACF
​(910) 622-7790

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