How Much Can You Make from your Timber?
As a landowner, are you aware of your land’s true revenue generation potential? Many forest landowners don’t realize they can put their timberland to work to create income for their families.
Depending on your seedling genetics and location, a final harvest could yield 70 to 140 tons per acre of the more valuable sawtimber.
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EXAMPLES OF TIMBER-RELATED REVENUE
Reliable data is abundant, and here are some typical examples of revenue generated by working Southern Pine forests. This information is aggregated and published by TimberMart-South, a quarterly report of market prices for timber products in the Southeast.
Averaging $44.00 – $49.00/ton*
The longest, straightest, and strongest Southern Loblolly Pine are optimal for telephone/utility poles.
Averaging $25.00 – $30.00/ton*
This class of wood is ideal for boards, veneer, and lumber.
Averaging $18.00 – $24.00/ton*
This wood-grade produces boards and wood fiber.
Averaging $8.00 – $13.00/ton•
This grade of wood is suited for paper production and other wood products, such as oriented strand board (OSB).
* On average, market value and demand for timber products may vary by location and market conditions at harvest.
Ten Steps to Successful Reforestation
Confirm objectives & budget estimate
Secure a consultant or other forest management professional
Conduct a pre-harvest plan
Conduct post-harvest site assessment & acreage with consultant
Complete site preparation plan with consultant
Decide seedling type & genetics and order seedlings
Decide on planting technique & finalize budget
Secure contractors for site prep and planting
Plant seedlings and check survival May & Sept
Herbaceous weed control February / March
Here’s a story from Steven Peter, who talks about making money from growing trees.
South Paw Forest Products: Steven Peter
Here’s a story from Sid, a first-time pine tree farmer, who shares his experiences and the factors that have led to his success.
Sid Dromgoole, Nacogdoches, Texas
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Paul Jeffreys, Ph.D.
Western Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi
North Carolina and Virginia
Eastern Texas, Southern Louisiana
Florida Gulf Coast, South Alabama
Arkansas, Northern Louisiana, and Oklahoma
Georgia & Eastern Tennessee
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