Owning Land

Tips for a Successful Timber Harvest

Landowners choose to harvest timber for a variety of reasons, including managing the forests, cash money, clearing debris from a natural disaster, insect infestation or disease, and some do it to convert the land to other uses. Regardless of the reason, a successful timber harvest that meets landowner goals begins with a professional forester developing a plan. Finding the right consulting forester to help you through the selling process can make your timber sale easier and more profitable. Consulting foresters can help you write a management plan, mark timber, write contracts, and even find buyers for your timber. They’ll often get you a higher price for it too.

Pat Porter, owner and broker at RecLand Realty, provides some tips and resources to help landowners meet their goals, maximize their income and execute a timber sale successfully.

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About the author

Pat Porter

Pat is the owner / broker for RecLand Realty. RecLand specializes in selling hunting land, timberland, farms, & ranches in LA, AR, MS, TX, IA, & MO. See their company website at RecLand.net.

Pat, his wife, and three boys are land owners and enjoy hunting, shooting, and an outdoor lifestyle. They live in northeast Louisiana and are usually in the woods somewhere several times a week.

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