A Place of Your Own Part 14: Natural Resources

In my part of the country (the southeast) timber is a big part of any land buying decision. In fact timber value is often the largest single value component of the landownership process. It is also one of the most misunderstood. To maximize value of land, you must maximize the value of the natural resources of the land. To do that, you need a carefully thought out plan and some guidelines to minimize mistakes and maximize returns. For those of you in other parts of the country, timber may not be the prevalent natural resource. You may have … [Read more...]

Timberland Investment is a Hedge Against Inflation

Several weeks ago I wrote an article advocating timberland as a sure fire way to build wealth in any economic market.  Well, it appears that I'm not the only who is getting that message.  In a recent "Investment News" article, several executives at some of the largest investment firms in America were promoting the inclusion of "hard" assets in any investment portfolio.  Hard or "tangible" investments are just that.....investments that you can put your hands on, like gold, timberland, and farms. Hedge Against Inflation I spoke at length last … [Read more...]

How much wood would a woodchuck allocate if a woodchuck would allocate part of his portfolio to wood?

Great information on timber investment in the article below..... Click here to read article … [Read more...]

Log Scale Stick

Here's a great tool to help you estimate trees sizes, so you can better understand timber value. It's easy to use and inexpensive. Check it out! … [Read more...]

Tips and Techniques – Building a Road

Building a "woods" road doesn't have to be expensive and it doesn't need to be disruptive (or destructive) to the natural beauty of your land.  Here's an idea on how to build a good road - quickly, inexpensively, and with little impact to nature. … [Read more...]