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Pine Trees In Georiga

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Hello,

I own 139 acres in GA and in about 5 years they will be ready for harvesting. I know it varies greatly, but is there anyone out there that can give me a per acre net figure on what I can expect to receive? Pine trees.

Ball park. Kids will be going to college and just want to plan. See attachment.
 

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5 years into the future? What about that Australian Pine beetle outbreak in 2022 that completely obliterates the pine species from the planet? What about Hurricane Terrell in 2020 that levels thousands of acres of trees across North Carolina?

Seriously though......Pine trees are good for paper, that's about it. Ground into pulp, not worth much as 'standing timber'. As for the demand for paper/pulp in 5 years.......who knows......
 

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5 years into the future? What about that Australian Pine beetle outbreak in 2022 that completely obliterates the pine species from the planet? What about Hurricane Terrell in 2020 that levels thousands of acres of trees across North Carolina?

Seriously though......Pine trees are good for paper, that's about it. Ground into pulp, not worth much as 'standing timber'. As for the demand for paper/pulp in 5 years.......who knows......

Wow Smacky. Not in five years. Current prices. Trying to plan for the future. Sell assets? Sell pine trees? 401k?

We have been seeing $2000 an acre ballpark...not rocket science.

If you don't know why respond? Bored?

https://www.nass.usda.gov/Quick_Stats/Ag_Overview/stateOverview.php?state=GEORGIA
 

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5 years into the future? What about that Australian Pine beetle outbreak in 2022 that completely obliterates the pine species from the planet? What about Hurricane Terrell in 2020 that levels thousands of acres of trees across North Carolina?

Seriously though......Pine trees are good for paper, that's about it. Ground into pulp, not worth much as 'standing timber'. As for the demand for paper/pulp in 5 years.......who knows......

What do you think all those millions of power poles you pass everyday are made of?

Do you realize that southern yellow pine timber is preferred for strength in framing members in houses? SPF stands for Spruce Pine Fir and almost all lumber in the US is stamped SPF.
 

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in about 5 years they will be ready for harvesting. I know it varies greatly, but is there anyone out there that can give me a per acre net figure on what I can expect to receive

Sounds like a future value.

https://extension.psu.edu/timber-market-report-2017-3rd-quarter

37-80 bucks per MBF, but it does say that prices are being affected by exports. IMM most lumber companies already own thousands and thousands of acres, giving them their own self maintained supply of building material. Sadly a mere 132 acres wouldn't be worth their time to harvest and process. Your most likely buyer would be a mom and pop shop that would select harvest (because your trees are naturally occurring and not of the same age/consistency), sell the good stuff (oak, cherry if any) and sell the pine to the paper mill.

If you have any 'good stuff' mixed in, one could expect $10k-$50k with an aggressive select cut and adequate access, but who knows what will happen in 5 years.
 
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Sounds like a future value.

https://extension.psu.edu/timber-market-report-2017-3rd-quarter

37-80 bucks per MBF, but it does say that prices are being affected by exports. IMM most lumber companies already own thousands and thousands of acres, giving them their own self maintained supply of building material. Sadly a mere 132 acres wouldn't be worth their time to harvest and process. Your most likely buyer would be a mom and pop shop that would select harvest (because your trees are naturally occurring and not of the same age/consistency), sell the good stuff (oak, cherry if any) and sell the pine to the paper mill.

If you have any 'good stuff' mixed in, one could expect $10k-$50k with an aggressive select cut and adequate access, but who knows what will happen in 5 years.

Stick to appraising real estate, you don't have a clue about timber...
 

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Do you realize that southern yellow pine timber is preferred for strength in framing members in houses

Friend of mine that does a lot of remodeling and additions in historical neighborhood always called it "yellow steel". Before nail guns. He would sometimes have to drill pilot hole just to keep nails from bending.
 
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