The Essential Guide to Thinning Services for Healthier Timber Stands
December 4, 2023
Managing a forest is much like tending to a garden; it requires knowledge, care, and sometimes, the strategic removal of certain parts to promote overall health and growth. This is where plantation thinning services, offered by Good Hope Land and Timber Management, come into play, particularly for landowners in Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Thinning more
What is Timber Stand Improvement?
October 18, 2023
Timber stand improvement is an essential practice that aims to create a healthier and more productive forest ecosystem. This technique can result in various potential upsides, including tax considerations for landowners, improved timber production, increased wildlife habitat, and improved aesthetics. What Techniques are Used for Timber Stand Improvement? The techniques used to accomplish these more
When is the Best Time to Cut Timber?
July 31, 2023
Pretty much since the dawn of human existence, timber has been harvested. From paper to generating electricity, the uses for timber are endless. Besides its massive utility, timber is a renewable and abundant material that would be hard to live without. However, it doesn’t have many practical uses before felling occurs, so when is more
Mississippi Wildfire Prevention Month
July 28, 2023
In March of 2021, Mississippi Governor, Tate Reeves, proclaimed March as Wildfire Prevention Month for his state. This declaration is an effort to bring attention to the ongoing issue of wildfires across the state of Mississippi. What Causes Wildfires? Humans cause 90% of all forest fires in the United States. As startling of a more
How Do Timber Prices Fluctuate?
July 15, 2023
If you’re looking to sell your timber stand, you likely want to know how timber prices fluctuate. This knowledge can help you get the most out of your timber. Unfortunately, the answer isn’t black and white, and you could be waiting years hoping prices will go up to eventually realize they won’t reach the more
Why You Should Buy Local Firewood
June 3, 2023
Whether you’re buying firewood for a backyard campfire or to use in your wood-burning stove, you should source it near where you intend on burning it. It will not only help local economies, but it will also help to protect local ecosystems and forests. You Should Source Your Firewood Locally Besides benefitting local economies, more
How to Check Your Trees For Winter Storm Damage
May 16, 2023
As the weather begins to warm, now is the perfect time to assess the state of your timber stand. Snow and ice can easily wreak havoc on trees, especially if they weren’t in perfect condition at the beginning of winter. Assessing tree damage will make harvesting safer and optimize accessibility throughout your timber stand. more
Pests That Threaten Pine Stands
May 1, 2023
Several pests in Mississippi and other southern states threaten pine stands. Continue reading to learn how to identify signs of affected trees and minimize the loss of your pine stand.  What Pests Could Affect My Pine Stand? Southern Pine Beetle – These little insects are one of the most destructive pests to pine stands more
Mississippi Signs Shared Stewardship Agreement to Improve Forest Conditions
April 14, 2023
On January 13, 2021, the USDA, the US Department of the Interior, and the State of Mississippi signed a shared stewardship agreement to improve the forest conditions throughout Mississippi. The goal of the agreement was to further common interests and effectively respond to increasing ecological challenges and natural resource concerns across the state. What more
Good Hope Team Visits MSU Forestry Club
March 28, 2023
On Tuesday, March 21, 2023, Good Hope Inc. had the privilege to send a team composed of John Coates, Spencer Beasley, and Zach Senneff to speak to the Mississippi State University Forestry Club. John, Spencer, and Zach are all alumni of the MSU College of Forest Resources and were excited to be back on more