Good Hope, Inc. covers all bases when it comes to land and timber management and purchasing. We operate in three states, falling and transporting about 3 million tons of timber annually.
Whether you’re in Arkansas, Louisiana, or Mississippi, we will use our 100 years of combined experience to economically manage your assets.
What is Land & Timber Management?
Land and timber management are closely related to one another, and have several overalaps.
Timber management is essential for a healthy forest as it allows for more biodiversity to be created and helps mitigate the overcrowding of trees.
In the simplest form, proper timber management creates a clear plan for which trees to cut, what they will be used for, and what trees should replace them.
While land management generally requires timber management, it primarily involves developing a plan for the land. One example of how Good Hope, Inc. practices land management is through our development harvesting service. We fall and remove timber from land plots so it can be developed for a variety of purposes.
Depending on what the land is going to be used for, some trees may be left for aesthetic purposes. We only fall the necessary trees to ensure the natural environment can continue to thrive.
How Does Land & Timber Management Work?
Our land and timber management services handle all of the logistics while you sit back and make important decisions. We only hire and work with highly experienced foresters who are able to make the best suggestions for your land and timber, providing guidance as needed.
Even though our team handles the coordination of whatever job needs to get done, there’s still a process to our land and timber management services. Here’s how it works.
It’s no secret that different regions have specific types of timber that serve different purposes. Because of our vast service area, we can target particular places depending on the timber in demand.
The process begins with our team making a trip out to your property so we can get an idea of what can be done with the land, the timber, or both. Soil composition, timber specifics, and topography are all key factors in determining the value of land and timber.
Soil composition is often something not many landowners consider, but it can affect the value of the timber and the land. An optimal soil composition promotes healthy timber growth for the current trees, as well as the ones that get planted to replace them.
Trees Per Acre
More trees per acre will allow more timber to be harvested while still leaving enough to maintain a healthy ecosystem on the property. High timber density often translates directly to more profit for you. Additionally, their proximity enables quicker loading and transportation.
Tree species play a huge role in overall value because various types of timber are cut and processed for different end uses. The end-use is a determining factor in how much money can be made off a specific harvest because each has a different level of demand and processing cost.
Topography is one of the key contributors to land value because some terrains are more suitable for development than others. For example, it would be expensive to engineer a school or sub-division on steep hills, so the land wouldn’t sell for much.
As the landowner, you must express what you wish to do with the land or timber after harvest. It’s crucial to give us a detailed explanation so we cut down the appropriate timber to achieve your end goal.
We can plan to cut for things like development, wildlife, aesthetics, and much more. If land use isn’t your main goal of harvesting, we can make a plan of what to do with your timber to ensure the most profit for you.
Once a plan is solidified, we will begin to harvest according to the plan We also have connections to several chipping services to process the timber.
Since we operate with sustainability as one of our primary goals, we help develop a clear plan on which trees are appropriate to plant in place of the ones we fall. When targeting an area for a certain species, only specific trees should be cut to promote healthy regrowth by appropriately thinning the timber.
Depending on the intended purpose of your land, trees may need to be planted in certain areas to give you the ideal coverage for aesthetic or environmental purposes.
Besides increasing the aesthetics, planting specific trees also can create more biodiversity to promote a healthier ecosystem. Variables such as existing wildlife in the area and what trees are currently present play a major role in choosing the tree species that get planted.
Why Use a Timber Management Service?
The main reason for using a timber management service is to efficiently cut and transport timber to a sawmill for processing.
Our expert foresters can fully handle this process at a very large scale to save you time, and maximize the value of your timber. With an annual capacity of around three million tons, we’re a high-volume producer of saw timber and pulpwood for most mills within the regions we service. This gives us the connections needed to operate as efficiently as possible.
Land & Timber Purchasing
Besides managing land and timber, we are certified buyers of both. If you don’t have plans for the land or timber, or just don’t want to deal with land maintenance or selling the timber, we will buy it!
As the current owner, you have many options for selling your land and timber. For instance, we can buy the land and the timber it contains or we can just buy the timber.
Sustainable Land & Timber Management Services
If you’re looking for sustainable land and timber management services, look no further than Good Hope, Inc. Let us help you develop the perfect plan for your land.Find your forester