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  • Timber Tax Basis


    There are several bits of advice I wish I could give all landowners.  I’ve already covered one in a previous post, locate and mark your property’s boundaries.  Another would be

  • Prescribed Fire – A Forgotten Tool


    I’ve touched on the benefits of prescribed burning in other posts before but I wanted to dig a little deeper into this neglected forest management tool.  I realize that “fire”

  • Deer Habitat and Pine Plantations


    This post will discuss managing wildlife habitat in pine plantations.  My primary focus will be on deer but many species benefit from this intensive management, especially turkeys.  I estimate that

  • Managing Timber AND Wildlife


    As a forest resource consultant, I work with private landowners who are at both ends of the timber/wildlife spectrum.  Some are only concerned with maximizing timber production while others see

  • Herbicide – Friend or Bogeyman?


    Friend.  Since one word doesn’t count as an article, I suppose I should expound a little bit before signing off.  Before I begin, let me do some housekeeping by defining

  • The Dirty Lowdown


    In my last post, I addressed how to measure square feet or acreage of an area. Though this applies to any area you want to measure, I specifically had food

  • So How Big Is It Anyway?


    Spring is here and all of us green thumb wannabes start thinking about planting and growing stuff. Whether it’s flower beds, gardens, warm season food plots, or even lawns, there’s

  • Land Ownership Basics


    I want to cover some basic guidelines for rural land ownership. These are issues that I very frequently encounter when talking to, or working for, private landowners. All of them

  • Welcome!


    This blog is dedicated to rural land and maximizing its potential and our enjoyment of it. I’ve been blessed to have a 31-year career in forestland management and want to