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

Current & Recent Timber Sales

JAMES H. POOLE SR., REVOCABLE TRUST

Wake County, NC

Offered for sale is 50.8 acres of excellent quality mature timber. With the exception of the stream-side management zone, the entire sale area will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the 39 acre clear-cut portion of the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 10,929 board feet per acre with an average of 257 board feet per tree. Additionally, poplar averages 1,127 boardfeet per acre, sweetgum averages 718 boardfeet per acre, red oak averages 280 boardfeet per acre and white oak averages 540 boardfeet per acre. Within the stream-side management zones, selected high value trees have been marked with a large orange circle and may be harvested if done so according the Neuse River Rules. Please note, the NCFS conducted a stream determination for several streams on this property two of which were greatly reduced in length and a third was dismissed entirely. The determination letter is available for review upon request.

William Wesley Long

Caswell County, NC

This timber did not sell on the designated sale date and is now subject to be sold if and when a reasonable offer is received. If a reasonable offer is not received, the timber will be rebid later this spring or early summer. Offered for sale is a 52.08 acre stand of mature timber. Of the total acreage, 45.08 acres are to be clear-cut with the remaining 7.0 acres to be selectively harvested from within the stream side management zone. The road frontage portion of the clear-cut area is comprised of old field Virginia pine of varying ages. Within the entire clear-cut area, pine sawtimber averages only 277 board feet per acre, pine Chip-N-Saw averages 1.8 tons per acre, and pine fiber averages 2.2 tons per acre. The eastern and northern portions of the clear-cut area are comprised primarily of quality hardwood sawtimber averaging 2,076 board feet per acre. The hardwood sawtimber is consist of yellow poplar, sycamore, white oak, red oak, green ash and sweetgum. Access for logging will be directly from Long Road. A stream-side management zone (SMZ) has been clearly marked on this property with orange flagging stating “Streamside Management Zone”. Selected trees marked with a large orange circle may be harvested from within the streamside management zone.

GENERAL UTILTIES, INC

Harnett County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a second thinning of three loblolly pine plantations, varying in age from 34 to 40 years and totaling 104.95 acres. This selective harvest will use the existing pull rows to harvest the smaller and/or damaged trees, to a target basal area of 75-80 square feet. Harvester operators must understand how to use and possess a standard 10 factor prism and be willing to make regular basal area checks to ensure the accuracy of their work. Scattered hardwood within the stand may be harvested. Areas dominated by hardwood within the stand are to be omitted from the sale. 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.

Marsh W. Knott, Jr.

Wake County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 25.35 acre loblolly pine plantation. This selective harvest will remove every 4th row. The residual rows will be thinned from below, removing the smaller trees, to a target basal area of 75 square feet. If rows can not be located, use a simulated 4th row thinning by harvesting parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 40 foot centers. Remaining trees thinned from below to a target basal area of 75. Within the stand, do not thin areas dominated by hardwood. 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.

Nancy L. Simmons

Johnston County, NC

Offered for sale is a 31.167 acre tract of natural pine and hardwood. For inventory purposes, the area has been divided into two stands containing 29.238 and 1.929 acres. The entire area is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within Stand 1, the primary stand, pine sawtimber averages 4,413 board feet per acre. Additionally, pine chip & saw contributes 5.8 tons per acre and pine fiber contributes 5.2 tons per acre. Stand 2 consists of a small strip of low quality hardwood and a few scattered pine growing adjacent to a ditch. There are no stream-side management zones on this property.

GENERAL UTILTIES, INC

Harnett County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is 44.63 acres of excellent quality mature pine timber. With the exception of the stream-side management zone, the entire sale area will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 11,682.7 board feet per acre with an average of 191.5 board feet per tree. Additionally, pine Chip-N-Saw averages 5.49 tons per acre, and pine fiber averages 1.7 tons per acre. Hardwood, poplar, red oak, white oak and sweetgum add an additional 267.6 board feet per acre. The logging access for the primary harvesting area will be via the existing farm path from Highway 27. The smaller block in the northeast may be accessed directly from Highway 27 using the existing access to the field. A small portion of the field may be used for logging if prior arrangements are made and, two old loading decks included in the primary sale area may be used. There are stream-side management zones (SMZ) along the southern end of the sale area, adjacent to the Little River and a small creek and also through Stand 2 in the northeast corner. Only the SMZ in the northeast corner of the harvesting area will need to be crossed. No timber will be harvest from within the SMZ.

Joan B. Wood Trust

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a 28.64 acre stand of mature pine timber. The entire sale area will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 13,613 board feet per acre, pine Chip-N-Saw averages 5.5 tons per acre, and pine fiber averages 2.5 tons per acre. Hardwood, poplar, red oak and sweetgum add an additional 220 board feet per acre. The logging access will be from Jerusalem Church Road or the back of the field adjacent to Jerusalem Church Road. The farm path beyond the gate is not to be used for logging access. There is a single, short segment of stream-side management zone (SMZ) adjacent to a beaver impoundment along the north edge of the timber sale area. No timber will be harvest from within the SMZ.

Carlton T. Goodwin

Chatham County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale by the Consulting Forester is a 30.34 acre stand of mature timber. Of the total acreage, 26.92 acres are to be clear-cut with the remainder, 3.42 acres, to be selectively harvested according the Jordan Lake Riparian Buffer rules. Within the clear-cut portion of the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 1,584 board feet per acre, pine Chip-N-Saw averages 1.7 tons per acre, and pine fiber averages 1.8 tons per acre. Hardwood, primarily white oak, red oak, poplar and sweetgum, will almost double the volume with an additional 1,441 board feet per acre. Access for logging will be the private road named Clubhouse Lane, from Highway 64. The neighbors placed asphalt on a small portion of the private path. As this was done without the landowners permission, loggers will not be responsible for damage to the asphalt. A stream-side management zone (SMZ) has been clearly marked on this property with orange flagging stating “Streamside Management Zone”. Selected trees marked with a large orange circle may be harvested from within the streamside management zone.

Julian R. Stewart

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is 493.914 acre tract of bottomland hardwood with a few scattered patches of pine. The area has been divided into two stands containing 134.958 and 358.956 acres. Buyers may submit bids on either or both stands of timber or bid on the total timber sale area. The entire area is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the combined timber sale area, red oak sawtimber averages 1,541 board feet per acre, red maple sawtimber averages 506 board feet per acre, sweetgum sawtimber averages 1,038 board feet per acre, white oak sawtimber averages 563 board feet per acre, green ash sawtimber averages 263 board feet per acre and other hardwoods contribute an additional 460 board feet per acre. Pine sawtimber adds an additional 411 board feet per acre and cypress contributes 514 board feet per acre. Stream-side management zones, totaling 27.38 acres have been marked on the ground. No timber will be harvested from within the stream-side management zones. This property should NOT be considered all weather logging. Periodic flooding can be expected and high floatation logging equipment will be required. The logging access is via the shared private road with Mathew Sand & Gravel Company and the Stewart property farm paths. The Matthew Sand & Gravel exterior gate is open 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. If you get locked in, please contact Rawlings Consulting Forestry and allow up to 2 hours to open the gate. If you would like to view the timber in the evenings or on the weekends, please make prior arrangements with Rawlings Consulting Forestry. The high bidder(s) will be provided unrestricted access the property.

Steven D. Worthington and Richard E. Worthington

Pitt County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale are two blocks of timber totaling 24.4 acres. This timber is a mix of over-mature hardwood and pine. Both blocks contain quality trees and are to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the combined timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 2,956 board feet per acre. Hardwood sawtimber consists of yellow poplar with 2,311 boardfeet per acre, sweetgum with 1,311 boardfeet per acre and mixed oak with 1,148 boardfeet per acre. The logging access is via two farm paths from County Home Road.