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Assessing and Managing Storm-Damaged Timber

Storms not only damage homes and businesses but they also damage agricultural land, including timberland. Landowners who have forests affected by storms should take immediate action to mitigate their losses.

Assessing Damage …

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Management of Hardwood Forests for Timber in Alabama

Alabama’s hardwood forests provide clean water, great natural beauty, recreational opportunities, timber, and habitat for thousands of plant and animal species. Half of all standing timber in Alabama is hardwood and two-thirds of all fore…

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Harvesting Pine Straw for Profit: Questions Landowners Should Ask Themselves

…t products such as pine straw can be a good way for forestland owners to earn an income, especially when traditional timber markets are down. Pine straw consists of the needles that fall from pine trees. Freshly fallen needles can be r…

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Alabama Stumpage Price Trends (2007–2016)

…This was due in part to decreased precipitation in 2010 that continued into much of 2011, causing a readjustment in the timber market.

Above-average precipitation in 2013 paired with increases in the housing market and demand for pulp an…

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A Guide to Analyzing Forestry Profit Potential

Introduction
“How can I make money from my forestland?” is is a common question that many landowners ask. In difficult economic times, forest assets are seen as a potential source of additional income; however, timber prices may …

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Silvopasture: An Opportunity for Additional Income from Your Forestland

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm? 

If you answered yes to one or more of these qu…

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Landowners and Forest Inventories: Frequently Asked Questions

Assume you just purchased a new car and have decided to sell your old vehicle yourself. What is the first thing you would do? You would determine the value of the vehicle and a reasonable sales price, right?

Most people wouldn’t dre…

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Milling Dimensions: Characteristics of Portable Sawmill Owners and Operators

Landowners harvest trees from their property for many reasons. Often this is done as part of a regularly scheduled timber harvest such as a thinning or final harvest. But there are times when cutting older trees in a small area to impro…

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Cost & Trends of Southern Forestry Practices, 2016

When making forestland management decisions, landowners are often concerned with the cost of forestry practices. They may worry that they cannot afford to complete activities such as planting or understory control, so they choose to…

4 min read

Silvopasture

Take a minute to think about why you own land. Is it to pass on to your children and grandchildren? For outdoor recreation? Because you enjoy the beauty of nature? Is it part of your farm?

If you answered yes to one or more of these ques…

5 min read

Common Forestry Terms for the Forest Landowner

Without a basic understanding of forestry terms, it can be difficult to communicate with foresters or buyers of forestland or timber. Being well versed in forestry terminology can help landowners feel confident when making management decisi…

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Forestry

The 4-H Forestry program helps youth to gain a strong understanding of trees, forest management, and environmental issues.  It also provides hands on learning experiences that helps individuals develop skills to become better managers of f…

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Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team Impacts 2016

The mission of the Extension Forestry, Wildlife & Natural Resources Team is to provide Alabamians with the latest science-based information available to make decisions regarding the management of natural resources.

Our Fo…

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