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Beautiful 36.20-acre ranchette just 14 miles north of Lingle, Wyoming. Live water from Rawhide Creek streaming through the property, year-round. 3,127 sq. ft. home has been complete remodeled and updated. Move-in ready! Open floor plan consisting of: large living room with original wood-burning fire place, kitchen with new ...

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Turn Key Retreat Property!!! This Adams County 59.3 Acre Buildable and Hunting property is ready for its new owners. The Property is fully set up with several trails throughout the property. The property is mostly wooded with Some small food plots and room for more. The Property is equipped with a 2005 28ft camper, 2 storag...

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At 700 +/- acres, Running Wilder Ranch is one of the most diverse sporting opportunities for its size on the market today. From its sage bottom lands at 7,500 feet in altitude all the way up to its forested subalpine topping out at over 9,100 feet, the ranch offers everything from live water development, water fouling, upla...

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Hunting & Recreational Land with Home For Sale in Strunk, KY Located at 553 Oscar Morgan Rd in Strunk, KY you will find this truly one of a kind retreat. From the moment you pull down your own private drive you will know you have found the privacy you have been looking for. Tucked in the woods in McCreary County is this w...

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This beautiful property offers a little bit of everything, from a low grassy valley divided by a creek, a mountain top with amazing views of surrounding farmland and views of multiple states. Mature hardwood timber covers the majority of the property. The property offers excellent opportunities for hunting and outdoor recre...

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49 acres of rolling hills in Kentucky if your looking for a farm with a mix of recreational opportunities this one fits the bill the property has a good trail system to get around and go to different cover crop openings. the property is mostly wooded for great hunting for deer and turkey. Fishing your game the property is l...

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15 +/- acres in DeKalb County, TN. This property is a great hunting/recreational tract only minutes from Smithville. This property has electric available at the road. This tract has tons of wildlife, great for hunting. If you are looking for a place to get a way for peace and quiet, look no further than this property on Pos...

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8.07 acres at the dead end of Talpha Drive. Lots 9,10,& 11 These lots are very private with great views. Excellent opportunity to buy and build your dream home. Water and electric available at the road. Only minutes from Smithville. Contact Josh Smith at 615-388-3091 for additional information or to schedule a showing....

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Near Hamburg, AR in Ashley County is a 40 acre property that can easily become a blank slate of possibilities. The harvest of the timber has allowed this mixed use recreational, timberland the opportunity for multiple options, whether that is replanting, adding ponds or multiple home sites. With county road frontage, acce...

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12+/- acres in Jackson County. This property is great for hunting with plenty of deer, turkey, and various small game. The property is miles from Cordell Hull Lake which is great for fishing, kayaking, or just to relax. Water and electric are available at the road, which would be easy to hook up. Great hunting tract. Perfec...

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136 +/- acres in Jackson County, TN. This property is great for hunting with plenty of deer, turkey, and various small game. This property would make a great place for atv/utv riding with several roads to travel. The property is only a few miles from Cordell Hull Lake which is great for fishing, kayaking, or just to relax. ...

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If you have ever dreamed of owning a piece of paradise, this is your chance! This unique, pentagon-shaped, 1 bed with 2nd in loft, is a nature lover's dream with 7.5 acres of beautiful wooded ground. The spiral staircase captures your attention as you enter the home. The open living room includes a pellet stove to help keep...

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Rural, small acreage properties are in high demand and this one checks all the boxes! Located between Rt. 125 and Old Jacksonville Road, this 10.32-acre tract in the Pleasant Plains School District would be the perfect spot to build your forever home. The close proximity to Springfield gives you the convenience of the city ...

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304 acres FOR SALE located in Amite County only 1 mile from the MS/LA state line! Located less than an hour from Baton Rouge and 1.5 hours from New Orleans, this turn key property has alot to offer! The 304 acres consists of over 1,000 feet of road frontage on the north and south side Bean Rd along with over 5,400 feet of f...

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This property has a lot to offer! A good combination of highly productive tillable land for income and timberland. Hardwoods include oak, hickory, and walnut trees that are home to many turkey and deer. A stream runs through the middle of the timber. Several beautiful building sites available. If you are looking for a nice...

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Brush Mountain Ranch is 1450 +/- acres located in Garfield County about 30 miles North of Grand Junction, CO. It has 3 cabins, multiple outbuildings, a 600 AUM grazing permit, and cattle working corrals. Situated atop the Bookcliff Mountains with commanding views of the Roan Plateau, Grand Mesa, Roan creek, Carr creek, and ...

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A 25 acre property +/- is hard to find for this price and one this size and close to the city limits is unique. Resting between E. Norman St and Hwy 8 on the outskirts of Hamburg in Ashley County, this property is easily accessible with road frontage on E. Norman St. The mixed use recreational, timberland is home to White...

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GORGEOUS 5500 +/- Sq. Ft. lodge style house built in 2014 on a 7 acre property with mixed use residential, timberland, and ranchland in the Cave City school district in Cave City, Sharp County, AR 72521. This stunning home features a large living room on the main level with vaulted ceilings and double sided gas log fireplac...

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This 158 acre property is located just north of Mount Erie, IL 62446 in Wayne County. It is a mixed use recreational, timberland farm loaded with hunting and recreational opportunities. From whitetail deer to small game and waterfowl, there is something for every outdoor enthusiast. There is road frontage on the west bounda...

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Timber Land for Sale - A Growing Investment

Timberland is an investment that is off many people's radar. However, there are many reasons to take another look at timberland as an investment opportunity. What are some of the basics of buying timberland?

Why is timberland a good investment?

Many consider now to be an exceptional time to invest in timberland because of its relatively low cost compared to historic trends. What are some of the most attractive reasons for owning timberland?

Timber is an investment that grows on its own.

As a biological organism, trees grow on their own. Trees get bigger, and that means more wood. They also replicate themselves. Their growth continually adds value to your investment.

Earn annual lease income.

Timberland often has other natural resources on it, such as lakes, streams, and fields. These areas can be leased for recreational use. You can also build your own vacation cabin on the property.

Timberland is a hard asset.

Forests are a physical asset of which there is a limited supply. Both the timber and the land will appreciate. There are also tax advantages to owning timber real estate.

Forests & Timber Land in the U.S.A.

The United States has one of the world's largest and most productive resources in its forests. Out of 2,263,259,000 acres of land in the U.S., 33% of it is classified as forested land.

Southern States

70% of the timberland in the U.S. is located in the South. Of this, private owners own 90%. The Southern States include Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, and Virginia. The ten most common types of trees in the South are:

  1. Red Maple
  2. Loblolly Pine
  3. Sweetgum
  4. Douglas Fir
  5. Quaking Aspen
  6. Sugar Maple
  7. Balsam Fir
  8. Flowering Dogwood
  9. Lodgepole Pine
  10. White Oak

Western States

Oregon is the most timber-dependent state in the U.S. A booming construction industry created demand that fueled an economic boom for the state. Forests here are dominated by Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine. California, Colorado, and Montana also have significant timbers industry and a large number of acres of timberland for sale.

Northeast States

The hardwood markets in the Northeast States of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine are solid investments. These include Sugar Maple, Yellow Birch, and Red Oak.

Appalachian Hardwoods Timber Market

It is known that the Appalachian hardwood timber is the best, and highest-quality in the country. The regions of West Virginia, Southern Ohio, and the Northern Appalachian between Georgia and New York are famous worldwide for their hardwood. These forests consist of White Oak, Red Oak, and Walnut that is turned into beautiful hardwood flooring.

What to look for in timberland.

When buying timberland, it's important to look for some of the same factors you would look for in any real estate transaction. It is key to look at several factors when considering this investment.

  • Road access
  • Water, sewer, and drainage
  • Easements
  • Utilities, if needed
  • Mineral rights
  • Timber rights

Also consider what types of trees are on the property and their value. Remember, timber values depend on the size, species, and quality of the trees that are on it.

Hiring a Forester

It is a good first step to hire a Forester. This is a professional who can help you evaluate the trees on your selected plot, tell you about their quality, analyze the soil, and check other growing conditions. He or she can also advise you on managing the property.

These are just a few of the reasons purchasing this type of real estate is such a solid investment. Would you like to see your timberland property listings on Land Broker MLS? Join our co-op by signing up today.




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