forest taxes: 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 taxes: 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 taxes: MFL, Reducing Property Taxes on Wisconsin Forestland! - 02/03/15 03:35 PM
MFL, Reducing Property Taxes on Wisconsin Forestland!
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 harvesting, wildlife management, water … (6 comments)

forest taxes: Trophy Whitetail & Turkey Habitat, Trempealeau County Wisconsin - 01/11/15 01:40 PM
Trophy Whitetail and Turkey Habitat, Trempealeau County Wisconsin
  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 … (3 comments)

forest taxes: Trophy Turkey & Whitetails in the Hills of Buffalo County Wisconsin - 01/07/15 12:55 PM
 Trophy Turkey & Whitetail Habitat in the Hills of Buffalo County Wisconsin
  Buffalo County is a Wildlife paradise stretching through the Coulee Region between Eau Claire County and the Mississippi River.
 
The Coulee type hills in this part of the state are an area where the glaciers bypassed and  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.
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forest taxes: A Break on your Forestland Taxes - 09/21/14 04:49 PM
A Break on your Forestland Taxes
 
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 program in Wisconsin, if you would like to learn more about programs in your state, drop me  a note or give me a call.
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 to maintain a healthy and productive forest. … (1 comments)

forest taxes: A few must read Forestry Articles. - 09/21/14 03:34 PM
A few must read Forestry Articles.
Appraising your Forest
Stolen Trees are Expensive Trees FAQ How Much is My Tree Worth?? FAQ Is a Timber Appraisal Necessary when Buying & Selling Forestland? FAQ How do you Measure and Appraise these Large Forests so Quickly? FAQ - My Yard Trees were Damaged by a Road Worker, What do I do Now? Toma Fire Appraisal, forest and yard trees Quality Forests and Foresters of Northern Wisconsin Timber cruising in NorthEast Wisconsin Appraisal of Trees after Road Side Construction Damage  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saving the Forests
FAQ – How Can … (1 comments)

forest taxes: Acquired Some Forest Land? What Should You Do Next? - 09/17/14 12:41 AM
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 … (27 comments)

forest taxes: Investing in Forest Land in Clark County, Wisconsin - 08/22/14 04:44 AM
Investing in Forest Land in Clark County, Wisconsin
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.
 When considering an investment in Timberland or just a great place to go hunting, it pays to hire an expert in the forestry field.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest....  Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
 
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forest taxes: Timber cruising; Chippewa County, Wisconsin - 08/20/14 02:13 PM
Timber cruising in Chippewa County, Wisconsin
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota.
 When considering an investment in Timberland or just a great place to go hunting, it pays to hire an expert in the forestry field.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest....  Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
 
 
 
 
 
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forest taxes: FAQ How do you Measure and Appraise these Extensive Forests so Quickly? - 07/23/14 04:26 PM
FAQ  How do you Measure and Appraise these Extensive Forests so Quickly?
Occasionally when we talk about doing inventories and Appraisals on several hundred thousand acre forest ownerships people are overwhelmed with the immensity of such a project.
Their first question is how do you do it in less than a lifetime much less in only a month or two?
The quick answer is we are very good at what we do, using systems to keep up our speed and quality, and of course one of a Foresters best friends, Statistics.
The Foresters at Woodland Management Service do Appraise forests … (6 comments)

forest taxes: FAQ How do I Encourage More Wildlife on My Land? - 07/18/14 05:42 AM
FAQ   How do I Encourage More Wildlife on My Land?
This is a common question that the Foresters and Wildlife Specialists at Woodland Management Service are asked.
Of course the next question that we ask the client is, “What type of Wildlife would you like to encourage?”

 
Regardless of which type of Wildlife they are looking for we know that the most important key to maximum Wildlife Habitat is “Edge”.
Edge is basically the area between two or more ecosystems (timber types, timber ages, non forested areas, wetlands, etc.).
It is our job to know which Edge types are … (8 comments)

forest taxes: FAQ What is Hygrading & why is it so Bad?? - 07/18/14 12:55 AM
FAQ  What is Hygrading & why is it so Bad??
  Hygrading is the slow destruction of a forest by removing the higher quality trees and leaving the poorest quality trees to regenerate.
  Hygrading is one of the main forest ailments that foresters fight against.
  Hygrading is often the result of well-meaning landowners and loggers who go with the old fashioned idea of cutting the big trees and letting the smaller trees grow a while longer.
  Some loggers go so far as to set up contracts with landowners allowing them to take all trees over a certain diameter … (7 comments)

forest taxes: FAQ Is there a Difference Between a Forester and a Logger?? - 07/17/14 06:37 AM
FAQ  Is there a Difference Between a Forester and a Logger??
  This is a question that we are not asked often enough; unfortunately far too many assume that Foresters and Loggers are the same.
 
  Loggers
  A logger is someone who harvests trees for a living.
  A good logger does know a lot about how a forest grows, which trees are growing well, and the relative value of the trees they are harvesting.
  A good logger also knows how to harvest these trees safely, remove them without harming the surrounding trees, and how to make enough … (10 comments)

forest taxes: Big Wheels and Big Trees at the Rhinelander Logging Museum - 07/16/14 01:36 PM
Big Wheels and Big Trees at the Rhinelander Logging Museum

 
 
    Most of the early logging was done during the winter for many reasons.  Transportation was the main reason, getting these logs to the river highways was significantly easier to do over frozen ground, and getting the logs down the rivers was much easier during the spring flooding season.
 
 
    Logging in the winter also allowed the loggers to spend the summers scratching out farms from the dense forest which would hopefully allow their familys to eat while they spend the winter in logging camp.

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forest taxes: FAQ How Much is a Tree Worth?? - 07/14/14 08:45 AM
FAQ  How Much is a Tree Worth??
A question that every forester is asked often is how much a particular tree is worth. 
Well it depends…
A lot of factors come into play when we appraise a tree including location, type of tree, size of the tree, condition of the tree, and of course what is the tree’s highest and best use.
 
Timber Value (for Forest trees)
For many trees, especially those growing in the forest naturally, the most appropriate price is that of its forest products, we call this stumpage value.
Stumpage value is the value of the … (9 comments)

forest taxes: Forest Land Investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota - 07/14/14 05:10 AM
Forest Land Investments in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota
Great Timber investments in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.
 The Lake States are famous for high quality hardwood including Birdseye Maple, Oak, and many other quality lumber and veneer quality trees.
The Lake States are also known for the quality papers made from our Pines, Spruces, and other Softwoods.
 
If you know of anyone looking for an exception crew of Foresters to inventory, appraise or manage a forest.... 
 
Remember, when only the best will do, count on the WMS crew.
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forest taxes: FAQ Do I need a Timber Appraisal when Buying and Selling Forestland? - 07/11/14 01:52 PM
FAQ  Do I need a Timber Appraisal when Buying and Selling Forestland?
  It depends...
  Do you want to take advantage of tax programs such as the Timber Depletion Allowance?
When buying forestland is essential to know your basis, especially the basis of your timber, this allows for a significant tax break when it comes time to sell any timber from the property, and the value of this basis must be determined as of the day that you become the owner of the property.
  Do you want your banker to consider the whole value of the property when considering … (6 comments)

forest taxes: Beautiful Montello Wisconsin - 07/11/14 06:45 AM
Beautiful Montello Wisconsin  
I travel through Montello often but seldom stop to look around, recently I had to meet someone at the gas station and while waiting I noticed something worth sharing
 
 
 
 
 
Montello is the county seat of Marquette County, and is home to the largest tree in Wisconsin.
 
 
 
And, here are a few pictures of our clients property near Montello, Wisconsin.
 


 http://activerain.com/blogsview/4313957/john-muir-s-inspiration--marquette-county-teaming-with-wildlife-and-forests-
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forest taxes: Moving Camp on the Argonne Audit Cruise - 07/02/14 02:31 AM
Moving Camp on the Argonne Audit Cruise

 
One of the things that I like about these Audit Inventories it that we stay in one remote area long enough to set up a camp. 
 
 
On this project we had 5 people camped out in 1 camper, 2 trucks and 1 tent. 

 
We found out after setting up this camp along an old logging road that someone else thought that it would also be a good place to set up a bear baiting station 50 yards further down the trail. 
The Bears kept … (5 comments)

 
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