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

Current & Recent Timber Sales

Vivian R. Creech

Johnston County, NC

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.

Charlie E. Simmons

Craven County, NC

PLEASE NOTE: In one of several locations in the Charlie Simmons Bid Invitation the time of sale is listed incorrectly as 11:00am. The correct time of the bid opening is 5:00pm for this sale. Please note that the opening of the bids will take place at our office in Wendell where you may phone, email, mail or deliver our bids. There will be no one on site to accept bids. Offered for sale is an old growth stand of quality pine with a total of 17.7 acres. The majority of this timber, totaling 17.16 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. The stream-side management zone will add an additional 0.55 acres. Within the SMZ, high value trees as defined by the Neuse River Rules and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality may be harvested providing equipment does not enter the SMZ. The pine sawtimber on this property, a combination of loblolly and longleaf, averages 16,073 board feet per acre and 259 boardfeet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber, including poplar and sweetgum, will add an additional 1,659 board feet per acre. There are only small amounts of pine Chip-N-Saw on the property, 140 tons, and pine fiber, 293 tons including topwood. The streamside management zone may be selectively harvested of high value trees as defined by the Neuse River Rules and the North Carolina Division of Water Quality

William E. Clark

Cumberland County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is an old growth stand of quality longleaf pine, much of which is pole quality, with a scattering of loblolly pine. The sale area totals 82.7 acres. The entire sale area is to be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. A single stream-side management zone has been marked on the ground, but no timber is to be removed from within the SMZ. A small portion of the sale area suffered extensive damage from a fire, but is included in the sale to prepare for reforestation. Within the sale area, including the burned area, longleaf pine sawtimber averages 4,717.3 board feet per acre and 162.6 board feet per tree. Loblolly pine sawtimber will add an additional 430 board feet per acre. Pine chip-N-saw, predominately longleaf, will add an additional 5.6 tons per acre and pine fiber, including top wood, will add an additional 9.5 tons per acre. There is an insignificant amount of hardwood within the sale area, mostly scattered fiber. There are several common sandhills drains within the harvesting area. The drains are not delineated on the ground, but are blatantly obvious by the change in ground vegetation. While timber may be harvested from within drains, it must be done in a manner that does not rut or damage the soil. If assistance is required to identify the drains, please let me know. No timber is to be harvested from within the streamside management.

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.

Travis Scott Wester

Harnett County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale are 33.9 acres of planted loblolly pine, containing two age classes of which the older dominates the sale area. The entire sale area is to clear-cut of all merchantable timber. There are NO stream-side management zones within the timber sale area. Within the timber sale area, pine sawtimber averages 11,576 board feet per acre and 163 boardfeet per tree. Chip-N-Saw will add an additional 22.5 tons per acre and pine fiber, including topwood, will add 20 tons per acre. There is very little hardwood on this property, the majority of which is fiber. There are NO streamside management zones on this property. However, drainage ditches will need to be kept clean.

Ann H. and Gerald G. Akland

Wake County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is an old growth stand of quality pine and mixed hardwood with a small area of old field pine for a total of 30.34 acres. The majority of this timber, totaling 26.11 acres, will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. The stream-side management zone will add an additional 4.24 acres. Within the SMZ’s only the trees marked with an Orange “O” will be selectively harvested. Within the primary harvest clear-cut area (Stand 1), pine sawtimber averages 9,584 board feet per acre and 416 boardfeet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber including poplar, red oak, sweetgum and white oak will total an additional 4,568 board feet per acre. There is only a small amount of pine Chip-N-Saw on the property totaling 86 tons, pine fiber, totaling 236 tons and hardwood fiber totaling 303 tons; all excluding topwood. The streamside management zones (Stand 4) will be selectively harvested. Within this area, only the trees marked with an Orange “O” are to be harvested.

Cottonwoood Subdivision HOA

Wake County, NC

Sold! — Offered for sale is an old growth stand of quality pine and mixed hardwood totaling 8.03 acres. The entire area will be clear-cut of all merchantable timber. Absolutely no trees are to be harvested from within the SMZ. Within the primary harvest clear-cut area, pine sawtimber averages 7,478 board feet per acre and 226 boardfeet per tree. Hardwood sawtimber including poplar, red oak, sweetgum and white oak will total an additional 5,216 board feet per acre. Pine Chip-N-Saw over the entire property will total 52 tons, pine fiber 2.4 tons and hardwood fiber 106 tons, all excluding topwood. Absolutely no trees are to be harvested from within the SMZ.

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.

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.