East Texas Timberland can suit many people interested in properties. It makes for a great investment if you are looking for a return on your money. East Texas timberland also makes for a great recreational investment if you need a place to unwind for the weekend. If retirement is what you are after, building a house tucked away in the forest could also be exactly what you are looking for. East Texas Timberland is surrounded by National Forest also! The U.S. Forest Service manages about 675,000 acres of land here in Texas. This can allow you to pick Timberland close to the public forests for hiking hunting or for just plain enjoying the view.
There are always things to look for when wanting to make an investment in East Texas Timberland. Please give us a call for a consultation on what you should be looking for. First, one thing to always keep in mind is when are you looking for your return? Keep in mind East Texas Timberland can be on average a 30 year cycle from plant to clear cut. At times trees can be cut before or after the 30 year mark, forestry is not an exact science. Thinning is a must when it comes to managing pine trees, please see this article named Forest Stewardship to give you a better idea. The article can be found by clicking HERE. Please keep in mind that the prices of wood do change so the prices stated in that article may not represent the pricing for wood today.
When buying a large tract of East Texas Timberland, we always suggest getting a forester to come take a look and give you a better idea of what you are getting into. Loblolly pine is one of the most common pine trees in Texas. Most of the forests in the eastern part of the state are made up of loblolly, it is very widely planted for timber harvesting purposes. Slash pine trees can also be found across the eastern part of Texas. With Slash pines you will get a large fast growing tree that can reach 100 feet tall. You can spot these pine trees by the orange-brown bark on the tree. This tree can have health problems on alkaline soils, it prefers acid soils for best growth. There are also Longleaf pines that can grow in sandy soils here in East Texas.
There is so much more information we can provide just give us a call and we would love to talk about it.