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Located in the beautiful wilderness of the Upper Peninsula, this wildly amazing large wooded property offers great opportunities for those that love the outdoors. Home to whitetail deer, bear, grouse, beavers and bald eagles, this expansive tract of land is a recreationalist dream.  The hunting opportunities are imme...

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This premium tillable farm is located along the levee just east of McBride, MO in the Bois Brule bottoms. This is a very fertile tract of land and a great option if you are looking to expand your farming operation or would like some flat black tillable land as part of your investment portfolio. Call today to set up your own...

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This all timber recreational parcel is located in a secluded location at the end of a private easement off of Hwy N. The property offers a nice stand of hardwood timber with a nice trail system. Wildlife is plentiful in the area and great hunting opportunities are available. If you are looking for your own hunting and recre...

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Exceptional investment and recreational tract in North Central PA. Current timber value, fantastic wildlife habitat, flowing stream, and beautiful building sites. Properties like this do not come on the market very often.  Large oak, maple and ash trees provide current income potential with a nice crop of hardwoods for...

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This mostly timber property is located off of George Dover Rd. As you enter the property you cross a year round spring feed branch that makes it ideal for livestock and wildlife to get a drink. You then enter into a 10 plus acre field that’s ideal for pasture or could be converted into food plots. Lastly you enter the...

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This historic tract is located less than two hours from Atlanta and just a half-hour from Macon. It is covered up with plenty of whitetail deer and turkeys and is easily accessible from almost anywhere in the state. Watch the pines grow as you hunt the hardwood draws and creeks the deer call home. A solid road system means ...

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This great Surry County tract has a nice stream running on the front side of the property and also lays really well for the area. This tract will have some timber value in future years and would be a great building lot for someone looking for country living and a little room to spread out. Easement to be verified by the buy...

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This young pine property is in Bladen County and has it all.  Located near the Cape Fear River, this property is prime hunting land for deer, bear, turkeys, geese, and ducks.  70+/- acre Bakers Lake has produced great duck hunting over the years.  Call us for a showing!...

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Located in quite Pamlico county near the town of Oriental NC, this mini-farm is just waiting for its new owner to enjoy all it offers.  Currently being farmed and planted in soybeans, this farm offers amazing, cleared areas that could serve as a horse pasture or continue to be used in tillable acreage.  It is acce...

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This mostly wooded tract has a lot of possibilities from building a cabin for recreation/hunting to subdividing and reselling as an investment. With over a mile of road frontage, electric and a 4” water line subdividing or building a personal home/cabin is easily done.  Abundant deer, turkey and small game make i...

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This property has approx. 65 tillable acres of good Silt Loam Soils which can provide good cash rent. The crop fields are divided between upper ridge top fields and lower creek bottom fields for a good mix of terrain and soil types. The wooded acreage is enrolled in the Indiana Classified Forest and Wildlands Program which ...

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This property has approximately 13 nicely wooded acres with a good drive, water and electric already established on the property. Graham Creek is less than ¼ mile east providing a great travel corridor for deer. Place a camper next to the utilities and you could have a little hunting honey hole come deer season. Less...

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This is a one of a kind property. One of the last and one of the largest privately-owned parcels remaining along St. Rd. 446, Lake Monroe, Allens Creek Road and bordering the Hoosier National Forest. This property has over 1½ miles of beautiful hardwood ridges with intermittent pine plantings. The west end ridges hav...

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Prime whitetail habitat is what you will find on this thick heavy timbered hunting tract. The property is covered in timber and brush with a little low ground but is surrounded on 3 sides by cropland. In this area that cropland is key as it will keep the deer healthy and on the property. In the winter months, it is nothing ...

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This tract is in a prime location for your up north cabin or place to build your dream home. The property is very diverse with Monroe Creek flowing through the middle of it and traversing its way into the Rapid River bottom. The pine plantation that makes up a good portion of the property is doing really well and provides a...

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Here is a property with a little work that could be turned into a whitetail hunters dream. This raw timberland has seen minimal hunting pressure over the years and is a good mix of thick ground brush, popple, and pines. The habitat here is what whitetails need and with ag land on the south side of the property you know...

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Great hunting, amazing views, and an ideal building site are a few of the features of this property. You don’t want to miss out on this one. The property offers a little bit of everything with big mature hardwoods, river bottom, open fields and access into state land. It is easy to get into, located off a dead-end roa...

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Fantastic hunting property with amazing views and building sites. You don’t want to miss out on this one. The property offers a little bit of everything from big mature hardwoods, an expansive pine plantation, tillable acreage, some great river bottom and access into hardly ever touched state land. This property has e...

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PRICE REDUCED. Beautiful property with mature timber, creek, pasture/tillable and great building sites. This property is a great mix of mature timber, young timber, a nice creek valley and rolling pasture or tillable acreage for a fabulous building site. The timber is a mix of mature white oak, beech, poplar and soft maple ...

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Charming 1910 Farm house on 33 acres.. The home has brand new metal roof, sprayed in insulation, bathrooms redone, French drain to side of the house, and rainbird controls with wiring to the garden. Home is totally updated with central air and heat with 3 bedrooms and 2 bath. 25 plus year old pine plantations and some hard...

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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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