BUYING STANDING TIMBER IN ALL PARTS OF MISSISSIPPI AT THIS TIME - CALL 601-325-0464 ANY TIME!


At this time we are actively buying standing timber from farm/land owners in different parts of Mississippi and we have several logging operations in the state active.

In Northern Mississippi we are looking to buy large tracts of at least 40 acres or more.

In Southern Mississippi we are buying large tracts but we are also able to buy smaller tracts due to the availability of loggers and the distances to the mills.

In middle Mississippi we are able to buy medium to large tracts and in Southern Mississippi we can buy both small and large.

In any part of the State we need to at least have 10 loads on the tract just to be able to cost effectively move the equipment to the tract before we can even explore the possibility of buying the wood.



We are at the present time clear cutting and thinning tracts all over the State so please call any time. - - - 601-325-0464

WHY PINE PLANTATIONS SHOULD BE THINNED

A landowner initially plants too many trees with the idea that the trees will need to be thinned to maintain a healthy diameter growth. The first thinning occurs when the stand of trees is around 15-18 years old. The approximate income per acre with the first thinning is between $150-$200. This is the first of three cuttings on that particular stand of timber. The benefits of the first and second thinning is to remove trees that are overcrowded, diseased, forked, crooked, and trees with poor crowns. Thinning leaves space for the remaining trees to grow faster and larger.Thinning also encourages natural grasses, understory growth for wildlife, and legume seeds for birds. Hardwood growth, such as sweet gums, also begins growing which competes with the planted pines for water and nutrients. Herbicides or prescribe burning on a regular basis can keep the hardwood competition to a minimum. This helps maintain the openness of the understory which encourages wildlife habitat.
We recommend clear-cutting every fifth row and thinning two rows on each side. If the contractor clear-cuts every 3rd or 4th row, he is removing too many trees and not selecting the best ones to leave for the future. If the rows are not visible, the cutter/operator still needs to clear-cut paralleling rows every 50 feet apart and thinning the remaining stand on each side of the clear-cut corridor.
Constant checking is important to be sure the thinning is proceeding as in the above paragraph. Don’t forget to leave the best quality trees for future sawtimber. Leaving 70 square feet of basal area produces a good stand of crop trees.Most thinning contracts are for twelve months which gives the logger time to perform a good job, have a market for the wood, and harvest the area when it is dry, so as not to cause ruts and soil compaction.The second thinning should be eight to ten years later when the crowns start closing and diameter growth slows. Both thinnings need to be done correctly in order to maximize value of the final harvest

STORM DAMAGED TIMBER ASSESSMENT

If you had your stand of timber damaged by the recent tornadoes and storms, call me and I will come out and write you a "Timber Stand Damage Assessment".  Any downed timber is going to have to be harvested right away.  A damage assessment will allow you to properly make the best decisions on what to do with the management of your stand of timber.  Disaster relief funds and proper management plans are available.  Call me if you have damaged timber and I will come out and write you an assessment with no obligation to you whatsoever. STORM DAMAGED TIMBER CAN NOT STAY DOWN FOR LONG BEFORE BECOMING WORTHLESS.  CALL ME!

WE ARE AGGRESSIVELY LOOKING TO BUY "GRADE WHITE OAK" TIMBER FROM LANDOWNERS IN MISSISSIPPI!

We are looking to buy "Grade" White Oak Trees from farm/land/property owners here in Mississippi.  These are White Oak trees that have a 22" diameter minimum butt end and have no blemishes or branches up to at least 20 feet where it must have at least a 18" diameter.  I have a market for these "Prime Butt Cut" off of these white oaks at the present time.  These trees are usually found within larger stands of timber and usually among stands that are mixed pine and hardwood.  If you have timber on your property and have been thinking about selling it, now is the time to call me - especially if you think you may have some "grade white oak" - but even if you don't -  I still buy tracts of timber all over the State of Mississippi every day. I clear-cut timber and I thin timber. Pine and/or hardwood.  Call me!