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Joseph Zorzin redoak at forestmeister.com
Fri Aug 21 09:39:48 EST 1998

TREEFARMER at webtv.net wrote:
> Twenty years ago we did in west central Illinois what your planning to
> do in southern Missouri. I'm somewhat familiar with the area your
> speaking of.
> Regarding #1. We're looking at a minimum of 30 to 40 years on our
> planted trees which includes White Pines and various hardwoods. If one
> doesn't manage intensely your returns will be severely reduced. This
> means going in and manually thinning and pruning every winter to some
> extent and to a great extent at certain times. About half way through
> the process one starts to feel that your return is based on your labor.
> If you don't visit your land regularly, be prepared for theft and
> trespass. This will be especially true if the trees get valuable. In
> investing, the rate of return is generally positively correlated with
> the risk involved.

Good point about visiting the land frequently, and heavily marking the
boundry with boundary type paint- lots of it- and posters with dire
warnings about tresspassers, and maybe a chain over all entrance ways.

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