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Nestled within the rolling hardwood hills along four miles of the Big Black River in the south Delta near Edwards, Mississippi is a true sportsman’s paradise known as Go Away. For almost 30 years, Go Away has been the 2500± acre private hunting and fishing property of Jackson’s John Palmer, a successful pioneer in the ...

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This 62.87 acres is a great timber tract and would be an excellent hunting property. Property is mainly mature pine timber with hardwood bottoms. Great locations to build your dream home or have as a timber investment. Priced at only $2,700 per acre....

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The Hiltonia property is located in Eastern Jenkins County, approximately 8.5 miles NE of Millen and 15 miles NW of Sylvania, GA. This property offers a 1.5-acre fish pond, two well established food plots and marketable timber. The previous home site is supported by existing electrical service, a deep water well and septic....

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Scotts Landing. Wow, rare, private, is an understatement. Beautiful, cultured, Ledgestone home on 79 acres in the Yaak Valley. The home sits on a knoll with views that are to die for. Large picture windows & decks facing north to Canada & the Northern Lights, & east to the Yaak River & mountains. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home wi...

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This 57 +/- acre wooded property is situated just 4 miles west of Starkville, Mississippi. The property has paved road frontage on Sykes (dead-end) Road just one half mile off New Light Road. All utilities are available for camp or home sites. Build a home within view of a small lake. The woodlands consist of pine and hardw...

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Okefenokee Timberlands holds high quality investment land with merchantable timber, which is an ideal candidate for a conservation easement and cattle conversion.  The Okefenokee borders the Okefenokee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge with 4-lane highway access directly to the property and is in close proximity to Jacksonville, Bruns...

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HUGE PRICE REDUCTION!!! Check out this gorgeous 238.97 acres in East Baton Rouge Parish just minutes from downtown Baton Rouge and Zachary. This tract features two 10+ acre lakes for unbelievable fishing and fun. The tract also has 60 acres of pasture and 100 acres of timber with towering 100+ year old oak trees. This tract...

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Over 1.3 miles of frontage on the Withlacoochee River and $1,030 per acre in timber value (per the 2019 valuation) make this a best in class recreational property. This property contains one of the most extensive lists of distinguishing characteristics that could fit onto 665 acres.Located where Brooks, Madison and Lowndes ...

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31ac +/- timberland/ recreational/hunting/land for sale in Prentiss County, MS, 1.5 miles East of Booneville, MS. Enjoy the conveniences of nearby Booneville, MS while being able to enjoy recreational activities on your own mini farm! Hunting, riding ATVs or horses on your own recreational/hunting property in Prentiss Count...

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44+/- acre timberland/recreational/ hunting/fishing land for sale in Prentiss County, MS, 1.5 miles East of Booneville, MS. Enjoy the conveniences of nearby Booneville, MS while being able to enjoy recreational activities on your own mini farm! Hunting, fishing, riding ATVs or horses on your own recreational/hunting/ fishin...

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This is HUGE! 99 acres fronting deep creek waters of Lake Livingston near US 190 and Waterwood. FM 980 road frontage. Hill top with slope to waters edge. Large pines and hardwoods over sandy loam soils. Unrestricted for unlimited possibilities/opportunities. Water well, electricity, septic system. Rare find!...

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TOWN and COUNTRY GETAWAY!!! 75+/- acre timberland/recreational/hunting/fishing land for sale in Prentiss County, MS, 1.5 miles East of Booneville, MS. Enjoy the conveniences of nearby Booneville, MS while being able to hunt/fish or ride ATVs on your own recreational/hunting/fishing property in Prentiss County, MS. Upland, r...

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Red dirt country! First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Small residential/recreational tract available on the North side of CR 2864, or take your pick of the remainder. Large, beautiful lake located on the 213 acre division. Internal roads already in place, making this the ideal property for re...

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First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Take your pick, from highway frontage to county road, all or part! Easy conversion to pasture with electricity readily available. Hardwood and pines along various SMZs (streamside management zones) for diversity and stream control. Investment, recreation, o...

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First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Take your pick all or part! FM road frontage seclusion. Internal roads already in place make for easy traversing of the property. Ready to shape to your desire. *See maps and pricing sheet for each division price/acre....

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First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Take your pick all or part! FM road frontage seclusion. Internal roads already in place make for easy traversing of the property. Ready to shape to your desire. *See maps and pricing sheet for each division price/acre. ...

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First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Take your pick all or part! CR road frontage seclusion. Internal roads already in place make for easy traversing of the property. Ready to shape to your desire. *See maps and pricing sheet for each division price/acre. ...

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First time open market offering with historical forestry ownership! Take your pick all or part! FM road frontage seclusion. Internal roads already in place make for easy traversing of the property. Ready to shape to your desire. *See maps and pricing sheet for each division price/acre....

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This turn key farm or hunting camp is on 68.98 +/- acres in Tippah County, MS, conveniently located less than 4 miles from downtown Ripley on CR 419. This property features a three bedroom and one bath house, in fair condition that is currently being rented. Several out buildings include a large barn, three sheds, two shoot...

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This 90+/- acre tract in Lafayette County, MS surely has something to fit your needs! This tract features 20+/- acres of planted pine nearing its 1st thinning, 2.2+/- acres of pasture along the road frontage that would be a great place for a home or cabin, approximately 2 acres of beautiful mature hardwoods along a portion ...

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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.