forest management: FAQ; Why Do I NEED A Forester To Sell My Timber? - 06/30/17 10:13 PM
FAQ; Why Do I NEED A Forester To Sell My Timber?
Over the past 30 years dozens of clients have come to me after learning the answer to this question the hard way.
Many people feel that they can do the job themselves, or they have a friend or relative who is a logger and offers to help them out. 
They all end up gaining a small fraction of what their timber is worth and to add insult to injury their forest is seriously degraded in the process.
 
 
A forester knows how to;
Expertly market your timber to get you up to 1000% more … (0 comments)

forest management: Forest Landowners; Top 10 List Getting Top Dollar for Your Forest Land - 06/20/17 07:02 PM
Forest Landowners; Top 10 List for Getting Top Dollar for Your Forest Land!
 
1.Have a timber appraisal completed.

2. Conduct a wildlife inventory and habitat evaluation.

3. Have your boundaries clearly marked and cleared of brush.

4. Build and maintain trails leading to all of the propertie's best assets.

5. Have wildlife photos taken.

6. Have a forest management plan written to highlight the assets and potential of the future of the property.

7. Have a forest map drawn with photo or topo background and showing all the forest assets. 
This map should also have GPS and GIS functionality … (2 comments)

forest management: Half Million in Forest Income Lost by DIY Landowner! - 05/14/17 07:10 PM
How Much Do You Save When You Do It Yourself?  (a Negative $492,600)
 
 Unfortunately the people who need to make the most money from their forest are generally the first people to take a small shortcut that will damage their forest and their bank account.
 
Countless examples have proven to us and our clients that it pays many times over to hire a Forester to manage your timber sale.
 
  It really does pay big money to hire a forester.
 
  I recently had a man call me and ask for some advice in selling his timber.
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forest management: DIY Forest Landowners; Frequent Rip-off Victims! - 04/16/17 11:02 PM
Loggers Love DIY Forest Landowners
 
Over the past 30 years I cannot count the number of clients who have come to me after learning this lesson the hard way.
Many people feel that they can do the job themselves, or they have a friend or relative who is a logger and offers to help them out.  They all end up gaining a small fraction of what their timber is worth and to add insult to injury their forest is seriously degraded in the process.
 
 
 
A forester knows how to;
Expertly market your timber to get you 400-1000% more money for your trees! Mark the … (0 comments)

forest management: Sand County Contemplation; Building a Leopold Bench - 04/11/17 10:21 PM
Sand County Contemplation; Building a Leopold Bench
To go with the Leopold theme of a few of my recent posts, I am going to include one more post Relating to Aldo Leopold, that of the Leopold Bench.
I have mentioned in other posts in the past the sweet tranquility of having a few benches placed throughout your forest, especially on a quiet place along the trail.
When reading Leopold’s book, A Sand County Almanac, it is easy to imagine him sitting on one of these benches early in the morning contemplating the workings of the world and our place in it.
It is truly … (9 comments)

forest management: Prairie Chicken Re-route and Video - 04/07/17 10:57 PM
Prairie Chicken Re-route and Video
A few days ago a friend posted this video of Prairie Chickens doing their mating dance on Facebook and it reminded me of a story that I had shared online a few years ago.
So tonight I will reshare the story and the video.
 
 
 
My wife Sally is writing a blog tonight on the Central Wisconsin Prairie Chicken festival, which you should go over and read, after reading and commenting on my little blog.
Speaking to her about this got me thinking about a few events from over thirty years ago when I was an underclassman at UWSP. 
I … (8 comments)

forest management: Forest Landowners; Loggers Love when you Do it yourself - 03/19/17 11:27 PM
Forest Landowners; Loggers Love when you Do it yourself.
 
Over the past 26 years I cannot count the number of clients who have come to me after learning this lesson the hard way.
Many people feel that they can do the job themselves, or they have a friend or relative who is a logger and offers to help them out.  They all end up gaining a small fraction of what their timber is worth and to add insult to injury their forest is seriously degraded in the process.
 
 
 
A forester knows how to;
Expertly market your timber to get you 400-1000% more money for … (7 comments)

forest management: Income from your Hunting Land! - 03/19/17 11:07 PM
 LEASING HUNTING LAND; INCOME FOR LANDOWNERS, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT TOOL FOR WILDLIFE BIOLOGISTS, AND GREAT LAND FOR HUNTERS.
 
—By leasing out their land, woodland owners may be able to profit from the rich tradition of hunting that exists in Wisconsin. An untapped source of income could exist on property that sustains wildlife.
 
            Having exclusive access to private land during hunting season is a price that many hunters are willing to pay.  Leasing out deer hunting rights will not only increase a hunter’s chance of success, but the lease payments could be enough to cover landowners’ property taxes.  The payments … (5 comments)

forest management: Now that you are a Forest Landowner; Whats the First Step? - 03/15/17 11:55 PM
Acquired Some Forest Land? What Should You Do Next?
 
Often times I get calls from people who have recently acquired a parcel of Forestland and recognizing that they have a prized asset, seek to find some expert advice on how to maximize this asset.

 
 
 
The first critical step is to have an appraisal completed.
The best time to have an appraisal is before purchasing a property, but if this has not been done then the second best time is NOW.
Folks who have an appraisal completed before the purchase often do it at the insistence of their … (7 comments)

forest management: Adams County Wis Forest Land Report March 2017 - 03/12/17 09:53 PM

MARKET SNAPSHOT
 
Adams County, Sand County along the Wisconsin River,  teaming with Wildlife and Forests 
  When Aldo Leopold wrote 'A Sand County Almanac' he was sitting on his sandy tree farm just a few miles down river from here in
Sauk County, but the terrain is about the same, miles of Pines, Oaks and other forests all growing on a flat sandy plain.
It is a great place to raise pines which is one of the reasons why you see the Wisconsin River lined with paper mills just a few miles north of here.
Just to the south of this county we find the … (1 comments)

forest management: Waushara County Wis Forest Land Report March 2017 - 03/12/17 09:38 PM

Waushara County Forestland Market Snapshot
 

Quality Oaks, Pines, and Wildlife, Waushara County Wisconsin
  175 Thousand Acres of Forested Wildlife habitat can be found in this beautiful Central Wisconsin County.
Though the Oaks here are not spectacular, the pines are exceptional.
One delightful remnant of a foresters advice from the mid part of the last century stands out with spectacular results.
That bit of advice that he gave to all who planted pines here was to mix a little bit of White Pine in with all of the Red Pines that were being planted.
The result of planting this row of White Pine to every three … (1 comments)

forest management: Waupaca County Wis Forest Land Report March 2017 - 03/12/17 08:41 PM
Waupaca County Wis Forest Land Report March 2017Market Snapshot
 
Waupaca County Wisconsin, Forests and Wildlife in the Fox Valley
  212 Thousand Acres of Forested Wildlife habitat can be found in this county at the Northwest edge of the Fox Valley area.
The forested hills and valleys of this beautiful county make for great habitat for both people and a variety wildlife.
 
  Our clients at Woodland Management Service own land here for the bountiful wildlife and for the quality Oak timber.
 
  The largest portion of this 212 thousand acres of forest land is Oak with over 68 thousand acres of Oak forests which provide … (1 comments)

forest management: Firewood; Local Fuels, Good for People and the Environment! - 03/10/17 11:58 PM
Firewood; Local Fuels, Good for People and the Environment!
You know you are up north when even the urban areas have truck loads of firewood in the yards.
I was in a little northwoods town a while ago looking for a café to do some paperwork while other Foresters were out in the woods doing the real work when I came across this and several other serious utilizers of natural local fuels.
It reminded me of how far we have drifted from our roots, spending billions of dollars and more resources and lives to import fuels from other parts of the world when we … (10 comments)

forest management: Forest Land Owners Tax Break, Dont Miss Out on This Opportunity! - 03/08/17 11:47 PM
Forest Land Owners Tax Break, Dont Miss Out on This Opportunity!
Taxes are killing me, how can I reduce my property taxes on my forestland?
This is a common question among Wisconsin Forest Landowners with increased assessments following the historic increases in Forestland Values in the first decade of this century.
There are a few options out there for you and the best opportunity is likely to be the Managed Forest Law program.
Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL) is a landowner incentive program that encourages sustainable forestry on private woodlands in Wisconsin.
Together with landowner objectives, the law incorporates timber … (7 comments)

forest management: A Tax Break for Wisconsin Forest Land Owners! - 03/05/17 10:33 PM
A Tax Break for Wisconsin Forest Land Owners!
 
Many states have programs designed to encourage landowners to manage their land more responsibly and offer tax incentive to those who participate.
Today we will be talking about the tax program in Wisconsin; if you would like to learn about programs in other states, send me a note or give me a call.
Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL)
Wisconsin’s Managed Forest Law (MFL) is a landowner incentive program that encourages sustainable forestry on private woodlands in Wisconsin. Together with landowner objectives, the law incorporates timber harvesting, wildlife management, water quality and recreation … (1 comments)

forest management: Kissing Moose & Wildlife Habitat Improvement with a Chainsaw! - 03/03/17 11:58 PM
Kissing Moose & Wildlife Habitat Improvement with a Chainsaw
  I was watching Larry the cable guy on the History channel a while ago.  They were up in Alaska trying to use a moose call to bring in some moose, and they were unsuccessful until one of the researchers brought out a chainsaw and started it up, and the moose came running in.
 
  The head Wildlife Specialist at Woodland Management Service, Jesse Kulesa, always tells his clients that the best thing they can do to attract most wildlife is to do some cutting.
  Having a winter timber sale or improvement cutting does … (9 comments)

forest management: Monroe County Wisconsin; Forest Land Market Report Feb 2017 - 02/19/17 09:56 PM
Oaks and Wildlife; Monroe County Wisconsin! 
 
  Monroe County is a Wildlife paradise with over 300 Thousand Acres of Forest land.
  Our clients at Woodland Management Service own land here primarily for the bountiful wildlife but also for the quality timber.
   Most of this 300 thousand acres of forest land is Oak with 164 thousand acres of Oak forests which provide premium deer and turkey habitat along with timber income.  There are also 60 thousand acres of quality Red and Jack Pine forests which provide good winter habitat and good income for the forest landowners.
These forests are not only good for … (1 comments)

forest management: Trempealeau County; February 2017 Forest, Wildlife, Land Market Report - 02/01/17 11:54 PM
Trempealeau County Wisconsin; Trophy Whitetails & Turkeys 
  Trempealeau County is a Wildlife paradise stretching through the Coulee Region between Eau Claire County and the Mississippi River.
The Coulees in this area of the state where the glaciers bypassed are where we find extensive Oak forests on the hills with farmland in the valleys.  This all adds up to some prime habitat for Oak loving wildlife like Whitetail Deer and Turkeys.
  Our clients at Woodland Management Service own land here for the bountiful wildlife and for the quality Oak timber.
 
  Most of this 183 thousand acres of forest land is Oak with … (6 comments)

forest management: Caution: Moose Can Be Cranky and Dangerous! - 01/29/17 11:51 PM
Moose not as warm and cuddly as they look.
Many of my friends ask questions like “how do you protect yourself from bears out there?”.
 I answer that bears are seldom a problem, and certainly not worth carrying a heavy gun around for, but the Moose can be a real problem.
Though bear will generally run and hide, moose will often attack and it is best to have a good sized tree to get behind if you get too close to a moose.
Moose have adapted over the centuries to be mortal enemies of Wolves and thus will do their best to stomp any dogs … (10 comments)

forest management: Dude Where's My Car? Things We Find In The Woods - 01/27/17 11:53 PM
Dude Where's My Car?  Things We Find In The Woods.
Apparently someone spent a little too much time at the Colburn Tavern, or something like that and lost his car in the woods.
Well it was a blustery cold day out in the woods marking trees and we were fortunate enough to find this fine old car.
Lost for so many years and now it is found, if you know who lost this fine vehicle, let me know.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To Learn a Little More About Forestry in The Lakes States, check out a few of these sites.
 http://activerain.com/blogsview/3770480/faq-how-do-i-encourage-more-wildlife-on-my-land-  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4248834/faq-i-am-looking-for-a-deer-haven-which-property-should-i-choose- Click here to learn more  
What is … (13 comments)

 
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