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

Current & Recent Timber Sales

Nancy D. Prescott

Wake County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is the first thinning of a 32.24 acre, 20-21 year old natural loblolly pine stand. The property is adjacent to Rolesville Road, 3.9 miles south of Rolesville in Wake County. This selective harvest will be a simulated 3rd row harvest. Parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 30 foot centers are to be harvested. The remaining trees will be thinned from below to a target basal area of 75-80. 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. After viewing the trees, please make sure the access path is securely cabled when leaving. If you do not have the combination for my lock, please give me a call.

Thomas Nelson Crumpler & Violet Marie Crumpler

Johnston County, NC

Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 21.45 acre loblolly pine plantation. This plantation has grown extremely well and both the diameter and basal area are high as compared to similarly aged stands. 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 70-80 square feet. If rows cannot be located, use a simulated 3rd 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 70-80. 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.

James Thurman Davis and Margaret Painter Davis Revocable Trust

Johnston County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 19.54 acre CRP loblolly pine plantation. This plantation was planted on heavily fertilized fields at a fairly close spacing and maintained a survival of greater than 90%. As a result, basal area is now ranging from 240 – 260 with diameters ranging from 5 to 12 inches. As a result, the first thinning will remove only a portion of the trees needing to be removed and will be followed by a second thinning in 3-5 years after the residual trees have had time to strengthen. The CRP portion of the selective harvest will remove every 3rd row. The residual rows will be thinned from below as directed or marked, removing only a few of the lesser valued trees. 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.

Marie Hargrove Hawkins

Vance County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is an old growth stand of quality hardwood with small interspersed areas of varying aged old field pine for a total of 71.54 acres. The majority of this timber, totaling 61.8 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Additionally, several stream-side management zones will add an additional 9.7 acres. Within the SMZ’s only the trees marked with an Orange “O” will be selectively harvested. Within the primary harvest clear-cut area (61.8 Acres), pine sawtimber averages 2,293 board feet per acre and 65.5 boardfeet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber including poplar, red oak, sweetgum and white oak will contribute an additional 5,035 board feet per acre. There is only a small amount of pine Chip-N-Saw, 257 tons, and pine fiber, 879 tons. However, there is an abundance of hardwood fiber, including topwood, totaling 4,120 tons. The select harvest area includes several streamside management zones. Within these areas, only the trees marked with an Orange “O” are to be harvested.

Powell 1988 Descendants Trust

Vance County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a first thinning of a 54.82 acre 25 year old loblolly pine plantation. The property straddles the Vance and Granville County line near the intersection of Hwy 158 and Hwy 158 Business. This selective harvest will remove every 3rd row. The residual rows will be thinned from below, removing the smaller trees, to a target basal area of 80 square feet. If rows cannot be located, use a simulated 3rd row thinning by harvesting parallel thinning corridors approximately 10 feet in width on approximate 30 foot centers. Remaining trees will be thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. 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.

NDJ Ventures, LLC

Harnett County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is the first thinning of a 25.13 acre, 19-22 year old natural loblolly pine stand. The property is adjacent to Hwy 42, 2.7 miles west of Duncan in Harnett County. 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 80 square feet. If rows cannot 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 will be thinned from below to a target basal area of 80. 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.

Jannie S. and Sam H. Hicks

Franklin County, NC

Sold! — 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.

June Harper Merrill

Lenoir County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a natural stand of mixed pine and scattered hardwood totaling 51.7 acres. A streamside management zone has been marked on this property adjacent to the Trent River low lands. No timber will be harvested from within the SMZ. Within the harvest area, loblolly pine sawtimber averages 1,775 board feet per acre, Chip-N-Saw averages 22.5 tons per acre and pine fiber average 16.1 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber includes 1,201 boardfeet per acre of poplar, 284 boardfeet per acre of white oak, 242 boardfeet per acre of red oak and 237 boardfeet per acre of sweetgum. Access for logging will be directly from Blaney Blizzard Road.

Dickson Sloan, LLC

Sampson County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a stand of quality timber totaling 118.85 acres. Approximately 41.18 acres, 34.6% of the sale area, is located on well-drained soil and is loggable year-round. Another 56.59 acres, 47.6% of the area, is located on the river bottom and is best logged during dry periods. However, this area does contain the best and highest quality timber. The remaining 21.07 acres, 17.7% of the area, is within a drained beaver impoundment. This area was not accessible during the inventory, but contains numerous small hills of quality pine timber. The entire sale area is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Within the 97.7 acres of inventoried timber, pine sawtimber averages 11,672 board feet per acre with an average of 323 board feet per tree. Additionally, pine Chip-N-Saw will contribute 4.7 tons per acre and pine fiber will contribute 2 tons per acre. Hardwood sawtimber, including poplar, sweetgum and red oak, will contribute an additional 886 boardfeet per acre. Access for logging will via three farm paths from Hwy 701 with the middle path located approximately 1 mile south of Garland, North Carolina.

Amy Christine Swain

Beaufort County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is a quality natural stand of mixed pine and hardwood totaling 112.16 acres. A streamside management zone has been marked on this property along the bottom of the spoil pile adjacent to the Pungo Drainage Canal and a short tributary leading into the Canal. No timber will be harvested from within the SMZ. Within the harvest area, loblolly pine sawtimber averages 7,298 board feet per acre and 347 boardfeet per tree. These pines are slow growing, high quality. Over 61% are greater than 18 inches DBH and over 28% are greater than 22 inches DBH. Hardwood sawtimber including red oak, maple, blackgum, sweetgum, white oak and poplar will contribute an additional 3,979 board feet per acre. A scattering of cypress will average 335 board feet per acre. There is only a small amount of pine Chip-N-Saw, fiber within the stand but an abundance of hardwood fiber. Access for logging will be from Boyd Road, one mile north of Hwy 264 and through the property of D S Swain Gas Company. At that location there is an old farm path leading toward the Swain property, stopping 75-100 feet shy of the property line. Prior to logging, the path will need to be extended through young natural pine and into the Swain property.