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

Timber Sale for Jannie S. and Sam H. Hicks

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:00 am
Franklin County, NC

Offered for sale is a quality natural stand of mixed pine and hardwood totaling 48.47 acres. The majority of this timber, totaling 41.23 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Additionally, several stream-side management zones and a small select cut area not associated with a stream, will add an additional 7.24 acres. Within the SMZ’s and the select cut area, only the trees marked with an Orange “O” will be selectively harvested.

Within the primary harvest clear-cut area, pine sawtimber averages 6,522 board feet per acre and 217 boardfeet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber including red oak, maple, sweetgum, white oak and poplar will contribute an additional 2,316 board feet per acre. There is only a small amount of pine Chip-N-Saw, but an abundance of both pine and hardwood fiber, mostly from topwood.

A secondary harvest area around the larger pond, also to be clear-cut, contains timber of slightly lower quality. Within this area, there is an additional 11,440 board feet of pine and 8,577 boardfeet of hardwood.

A select harvest area includes several streamside management zones and a small area not associated with a stream. Within these areas, only the trees marked with an Orange “O” are to be harvested.