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"The Forest Management Plan that Piedmont provided along with the timber harvest performed on our property has reduced our property taxes, improved the health & growth rates of our trees, and will provide financial security from our farm for generations to come.
- James & Betty Johnson
 
Planted Pine Stand (Tree Farm)

Planted pine trees are in the same category as any other planted crop, except that it takes a little bit longer to harvest the pine trees. Planted pine is harvestable starting at age 15-16 depending on the variables of the stand. This stand can be managed to produce long term financial gain.

The trees within any stand of timber will vary in size, shape, age, and grade. These variables determine everything from the value to the health. When it comes time to harvest the trees the diversity of these stands will allow a landowner the opportunity to establish a wildlife forest, a residential thinning, or a tree farm. As these stands age, the landowner along with a forester can assist the timber to evolve in a direction to establish a sustainable natural resource.

Planting

This is not a requirement of selling timber, but we STRONGLY ENCOURGE PLANTING!

Planting Process – Post Timber Harvest

- 6-12 months growth of natural regeneration
- Summer - Herbicide Application (eliminate all competing vegetation)
- Late Summer / Early Fall - Controlled Burn (remove the majority of logging debris)
- Winter / Early Spring - Plant Pine Seedlings

Cost of Reforestation

- Herbicide Application: $125.00 +/- Per Acre
  (This will prevent unwanted vegetation from competing with the young pines)
- Controlled Burn: $60.00 +/- Per Acre
  (This will remove all remaining debris)
- Planting: $75.00 +/- Per Acre*
  (This includes 500 +/- pine seedlings per acre and the labor of planting)
*40% of the planting cost can be reimbursed by the state
Landowner Cost: $45.00 +/- Per Acre

Total Expense: $230.00 +/- Per Acre

Harvest Time Frame and Financial Return

Stand Rotation Life Span of Planted Pine is 35-40 Years

Age: 14-16 1st time thinning – remove 30-35% of the trees
(increase the health of the stand)
Financial Return = $250.00 +/- Per Acre

Age: 23-25 2nd time thinning – remove lesser trees and allow for a full saw-timber stand
Financial Return = $1,250.00 +/- Per Acre

Age: 35-40 Final harvest – Total Clear-Cut and start a new stand
Financial Return = $2,500.00 +/- Per Acre

The Return on this investment can be: $4,000.00 +/- Per Acre

Property Tax Reduction

Present-Use-Value for Forestry... This program was established to help remove the pressure from increased property taxes on the individual property owner.

What this program offers: Reduce property taxes by up to 80%.

Program Requirements:

- 20 acres of wooded land
- Owned property for at least 4 years
- Have a professional forest management plan in place
  (This plan is provided by Piedmont Land & Timber)
- Practicing Forestry: harvesting timber, growing trees, planting pine trees, allowing natural   regeneration for hardwoods, etc...
- Applications for this program are only accepted during the month of January by county tax departments

Piedmont Land & Timber provides all the necessary paper work to apply for this program, along with the completion of all the necessary forms for our clients to successfully be enrolled into the Present-Use-Value for Forestry program.