Rawlings Consulting Forestry, PLLC: Serving forest landowners in North Carolina since 1983

Timber Sales in 2010

Jeffery L. Adams

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a small well drained, hilltop stand of timber totaling 19.2 acres. The majority of the area, 17.6 acres, will be clear-cut. The remainder of the area, 1.5 acres, is located within the stream side management zone and will be selectively harvested. Within the clear-cut portion of the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 4,724 board feet per acre and 197 board feet per tree with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 6.8 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber totals 185 board feet per acre with hardwood fiber providing 4.8 tons per acre.

Margaret R. Russ

Robeson County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a 30.9 acre stand of old-field loblolly on well drained soil that may be considered all weather logging. The timber within the sale area is approximately 27 years of age and low quality. Inventory data is not yet available but will be prior to harvesting. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously harvested stands. Due to current unique market situation, this sale may be closed when acceptable prices are offered.

Richard and Tammy Clark

Cumberland County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a small stand of high quality mature timber totaling 10.123 acres. The majority of the area, 6.249 acres, will be clear-cut. The remainder of the area, 3.873 acres, is located within a visual buffer and will be selectively harvested of the marked trees. Within the timber sale area including the selective cut buffer, pine sawtimber averages 14,096 board feet per acre and 307 board feet per tree with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 6.8 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber totals 377 board feet per acre with hardwood fiber providing 4 tons per acre.

Carol & Larry Trammel

Lenoir County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a two age-class stand of timber totaling 15.198 acres. The older trees, residual of the last harvest 30-40 years ago, contain a high percentage of grade quality lumber with the younger stand containing average quality. The entire area, 15.198 acres, is to be clear-cut. Within the timber sale area pine sawtimber averages 5,941 board feet per acre and 216 board feet per tree with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 9.4 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber totals 884 board feet per acre with hardwood fiber providing 14.6 tons per acre.

Jeffery L. Adams

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a first thinning on 40.03 acres of loblolly pine plantation. This stand was established on a 8 foot by 10 foot spacing and is currently 19 years of age. This selective harvest will remove every 5th row. The residual rows will be thinned from below, removing the smaller trees, to a target basal area of 80 square feet. All hardwood fiber within the sale area is to be harvested. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.

Tommie & Elizabeth Jones

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale are two areas of above average quality timber totaling 18.039 acres. The primary timber sale area, containing 13.489 acres is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Pine sawtimber averages 12,798 board feet per acre and 217 board feet per tree, with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 15.6 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber includes yellow poplar with 1,331 board feet per acre and sweetgum with 328 board feet per acre. All hardwood sawtimber contributes a total of 1,749 board feet per acre. Additionally, pine fiber will contribute 3.6 tons per acre while hardwood fiber will contribute 6.2 tons per acre. A secondary sale area consisting of the stream side management zones and totaling 4.55 acres is to be selectively harvested in accordance with the Neuse River Rules. Trees to be harvested from within this area have been marked with a large orange “O”. It is important to note that paint from previous inventories can be found on every tree within the SMZ and these painted trees should not be confused with the trees to be harvested. Within the SMZ, pine sawtimber averages 2,766 board feet per acre and 329 board feet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber is dominated by yellow poplar with 1,215 board feet per acre and sweetgum with 1,167 board feet per acre. All hardwood sawtimber contributes a total of 2,605 board feet per acre.

Julian R. Stewart & Phyllis D. Stewart

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a first thinning on 23.32 acres of natural pine. Within the stand, parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width will be harvested on approximate 50 foot centers with the remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. Corridors are to be orientated perpendicular to the fields, allowing the skidders to enter the fields before turning. All hardwood fiber within the sale area is to be harvested. The loading deck is to be placed in the field as indicated or in a location approved by Rawlings Consulting Forestry. This is NOT all weather logging and work will not be permitted on wet soil. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.

Arthur & Celeste Brown

Warren County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting foresterare four blocks of timber totaling 36.382 acres. Three of the blocks, totaling 34.741 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber with a fourth block of 1.641 acres, thinned from below to a basal area of approximately 80 square feet. Pine sawtimber averages 862 board feet per acre and 205 board feet per tree with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 1.0 ton per acre. Hardwood sawtimber totals 2,524 board feet per acre with hardwood fiber providing 9.7 tons per acre.

AAKC Holdings, LLC

Wilson County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a first and second thinning of a 45.08 acre loblolly pine plantation. This selective harvest will remove every 5th row. The residual rows will be thinned from below, removing the smaller trees, to a target basal area of 80 square feet. If rows can not be located, use a simulated 5th row thinning by harvesting parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 50 foot centers. Remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. Within the stand, do not thin areas dominated by hardwood. This is NOT all weather logging and work will not be permitted on wet soil. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.

Hattie Sue Paylor Estate, et al.

Person County, NC

Sold! — This timber was not sold at the sealed bid sale on July 15! At that time, the minimum acceptable bid has not received and all bids were rejected. Rawlings Consulting Forestry will continue to accept bids until a satisfactory offer is received or until the timber is rebid in the fall of 2010 or the winter of 2011. After the new bid date has been set this fall or winter, the normal bidding process will resume and all bids must be received as customary sealed bids as of the new date of sale. If you wish to have this all weather tract this winter when it gets wet, act now. Offered for sale are two areas of timber totaling 70.413 acres. The primary timber sale area, containing 63.421 acres is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Pine sawtimber, a mixture of loblolly, shortleaf and virginia averages 1,814 board feet per acre and 153 board feet per tree, with pine chip & saw contributing an additional 18.5 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber includes yellow poplar with 2,350 board feet per acre, red oak with 972 board feet per acre, and white oak with 186 board feet per acre. All hardwood sawtimber contributes a total of 4,136 board feet per acre. Additionally, pine fiber will contribute 21 tons per acre while hardwood fiber will contribute 15 tons per acre. A secondary sale area totaling 6.992 acres and comprised primarily of pre-commercial sized old-field pine and hardwood is available to loggers utilizing whole-tree chippers. Loggers utilizing a whole-tree chipper on site may harvest all trees from within the secondary sale area. Loggers without a whole-tree chipper are prohibited from entering the secondary sale area with equipment or harvesting trees from within this area.

Syliva R. Underhill, John C. Robertson & SJR Development

Wake County, NC

Offered for sale by the consulting forester is a first thinning on 18.4 acres of natural pine and a clear-cut on 1.2 acres of natural pine. This sale is a combination of three ownerships. On tract 1 and 2, parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width will be harvested on approximate 50 foot centers with the remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. All hardwood fiber within the sale area is to be harvested. The larger trees, pine and hardwoods, around the perimeter and adjacent to the pond and drainages are not to be harvested or damaged. Tract 3, the future extension of Marwick Court, is a combination of clear-cut and thinning. The center portion or future road right-of-way will be clear-cut of all standing timber. After the trees on the ROW have been harvested, an additional 50 foot strip of trees will be thinned from below to a BA of 80. The outside edge of the thinning area has been marked with blue flagging. SJR Development accepts responsibility for any and all road damage resulting from logging trucks. This is NOT all weather logging and work will not be permitted on wet soil. Interested buyers should submit unit prices and a tentative start date. Rawlings Consulting Forestry reserves the right to reject any and all offers and may require on-site inspections of previously thinned stands.