Rawlings Consulting Forestry PLLC

Timber Sale for Vivian R. Creech

Johnston County, North Carolina


Offered for sale is a CRP loblolly pine plantation planted in 1985. The stand is comprised of 18.57 acres on the west side of the road and 11.0 acres on the east side of the road for a total of 30.1 acres including a small SMZ of older trees. The stand has received two thinnings, the latest in 2009. The majority of this timber, totaling 29.56 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. The stream-side management zone will add an additional 0.56 acres. Within the SMZ’s only the trees marked with an Orange “O” will be selectively harvested.

Within the primary harvest clear-cut area, pine sawtimber averages 10,663 board feet per acre and 162.5 boardfeet per tree. There is very little hardwood sawtimber on this property with only a single tree tallied during the inventory. Pine Chip-N-Saw on the property totals over 707 tons or almost 24 tons per acre. Pine fiber will contribute an additional 19 tons per acre, including topwood.

A small streamside management zone has been marked on the west side of the pond and may be selectively harvested. Within this area, only the trees marked with an Orange “O” are to be harvested.