"I understand the logic that even immature trees have value based on the premise they will mature in time, however...
how does one project the value of trees that could be struck by blight, by lightening, leveled by fire between now and maturity?…"
Do you guys have a good pipeline timber clause that would require the independent evaluation of timber to be cleared and reimburesment for future trees that are undermature? I really dont like the attitude well you get…"
"These are all solid posts. Including actual #'s to call is very useful. In south central NY counties, and north central PA counties, CARTS Forestry Consulting comes highly recommended by past customers and current ones as…"
"Thanks for the perspective Ed. We sold a good bit of cherry in the mid 90's so I guess that was a good time to do it. We are only considering this in light of the pipeline ROW, which will take approximately 4.2 acres of woods down. …"
I was in the timber business for years and I would like to say that selling/appraising timber right now is not a good value for the landowner. For example: in the mid 90s Cherry was selling for $2-$3 dollars/BF on the stump. …"
"Good morn Jed, we haven't had much activity in Belmont but whats been your experience so far with these guys regarding reimbursement and what is considered marketable in your appraisals. Are you putting future values on "saplings" or…"
"I am a consulting forester. I have been doing pipeline and well site timber appraisals in Harrison, Carroll, Jefferson, Columbiana, Mahoning, Stark, and Tuscarawas counties. My contact information is listed below.
Jed Coldwell, ACF
"Also consider that you cannot replant trees after a cut over the right of way. You should be compensated for the loss of future timber production over the term of the easement. A forester can help you with determining this value."
"There is no going rate as timber stands very by species, maturity, quality, density and more. Like Fang said, you need to have a clause requiring a third party appraisal with both parties agreeing to the appraiser."
Only Range knows its schedule. It keeps drilling in SW Pa where the gas is about 30% valuable liquids. The price of gas per mcf is not thrilling at a little over $4, but Range admits to making some money at this level. I would rather have land in Washington County than say Beaver County which is away from the thicker shale. But then there are other shale formations that the drillers are interested in as well as the Marcellus.
What makes this site so great? Well, I think it's the fact that, quite frankly, we all have a lot at stake in this thing they call shale. But beyond that, this site is made up of individuals who have worked hard for that little yard we call home. Or, that farm on which blood, sweat and tears have fallen.[ Read More ]