120 new acres
dstaples at livingston.net
Mon Oct 6 16:46:40 EST 1997
> Don't know about the Socialist States of New England (grin), but there
> are ten procurement foresters and "wood buyers" for every consultant or
> service forester in the South and the ratio is expanding with cuts to state
> agencies. And who do you think the landowner sees first?
Perhaps heavier ration over here in the west of the south, Texas. My
county is probably running 50 to 1 ( I is the onliest one).
> The service forester/consultant gets the property after the sale.
> Sometimes you just want to throw up your hands. I qualify this by saying
> that there are wood buying foresters you can well trust your timber to. In
> Alabama they are accountable through the registeration process. But you
> better be damn sure...
Same here, yet we occaisionally do get to do the job right. Just off
the first day of marking a tract for a Trust. Marked about 150,000
board feet (Doyle, FC80) for a very good day for my childrens mothers
husband. We are leaving a very good stand, even with a fairly heavy cut
(average 347 bd ft to the tree). A buyer for companies or one of our
wood buyers (timber pimps in Texan) would have diameter cut and left a
The only problem on the job so far is the herd of boar that ran though
our little task force about day light, and kept us would up for a few
hours. Certainly can mark a lot of timber when running on adrenalyn.
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