What You Need to Know About Harvesting Timber Part 1

If you are looking for land for sale in Central Florida, properties that feature timberland may be right for you. Harvesting timber can be a sound investment that incrementally goes up over time while also giving you and your family the freedom to utilize your property for other enjoyable activities (hunting and fishing to name a few). In this comprehensive three-part series, we will teach you all of the basics to harvest your own timber.

In the first section, we will discuss the process of getting started. In the second section, we will discuss harvesting your timber and how to gauge its value. In the third section, we will cover other critical elements when investing in timberland property. Remember, our land professionals are here to answer any of your questions about Central Florida land for sale.

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What are Your Harvesting Goals?

There are many beneficial reasons to harvest timber on your property. Whether you are looking for a safe, long-term investment, are focused on managing the wildlife on your property, or are interested in improving your land’s aesthetic, managing and harvesting timber is always an important thing to consider for any property owner. This process begins with identifying your personal goals and what you want from your land. You can then coordinate a harvesting plan around these goals.

Why Should You Harvest Timber?

The primary reason why most landowners desire to harvest their timber is to earn a profit off of their crop. In some cases, landowners may desire to replace their timber with a new crop, or an existing crop is removed because of some threat to the property value (for example, insects attacking the crop). As we will discuss throughout this series, there many things to consider when harvesting timber.

Who is Involved in the Timber Harvest Process?

After you have cultivated timber on your property, you will want to speak with a timber appraiser who will coordinate the sale. This broker is critical to the selling process as they can determine the value of your crop which greatly impacts whether or not you should harvest it. If your timber is ready to be harvested, the broker can contact a logger. While the broker is the “brains” behind the harvesting operation, the logger provides the “muscle” by cutting down the trees and transporting them to the sawmill. The sawmill company purchases the timber and pays all of the other entities including the landowner. From here, the sawmill processes the shipped wood accordingly.

Of course, if you own land with valuable timber or are looking to purchase a timberland property, our skilled group of land professionals is here to provide you with the knowledge you need to invest in, cultivate, and sell timber on your property.

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