is an excellent investment for part of your portfolio. The
value from timberland is arrived from:
1. Growth - This means to plant the best genetic seedlings available, use
herbicide and weed control chemicals, fertilize, thin whenever a stand analysis
recommends to, and clearcut when financially mature.
2. Sale of timber - When selling the timber, competitive bidding yields the
3. Leases - Minerals, hunting, and other types of leases add to the value.
4. Land Appreciation - Is not controlled by the owner but by the market.
Landowners control numbers 1, 2, and 3 only, and in order to maximize income a
Forestry Consultant is invaluable.
The future looks good for timber products as population increases.
Timber is a long term investment and must be held for several years
to maximize returns. There are risks involved like in any
Intensive management produces the highest rate of return. This means following a
program that determines financial maturity for each stand of timber, planting
the best seedlings available, removing the competing vegetation, fertilizing,
and thinning at the appropriate time.
Call the Registered Foresters at McKinley and Lanier Forest Resources to assist
you with your timberland investment today, at 1-800-247-0041.