Please Note the links, above, especially Contacts and Links

Forestry is about hard dollars $ $ ....... .

Think about a bank account that grows some each year.  Interest rates are low today, but timber continues to grow each year, perhaps more than anemic interest rates.  Markets for wood products are down today, however cyclical markets do eventually rebound to capture that growth of timber over the years. 

Income from timber harvesting and thinning is one dimension of economic benefit. Conservation easements can generate tax deductions at a federal level and possibly Virginia state tax credits at another level.  Large easement valuations possibly generate income from the sale of Virginia tax credits not needed by the landowner.  Hunting and/or recreational leases are other forms of income. Possible oil and gas exploration in Virginia adds another dimension to income.

Forestry is about soft memories and enjoyment ............

To be a tree farmer and kick back to grow the future over the decades is rewarding for more than the end product of lumber and pulp wood.  Greater benefits to many landowners are the enjoyment of today and the memories savored in the future. 

Timber grows upon the land while you, family, and friends enjoy hiking, hunting, recreation, and enjoyment from gifts of all that is upon the land and water.  At the end of the day or your life, it is the memories that count.

Financial Institutions:   

Union First Market Bank             Bowling Green, VA  Sherry Gravatt             804.632.2124

Colonial Farm Credit 7104 Mechanicsville Tnpk. Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  1700-A South Main St. Farmville, VA 23901
  Tappahannock, VA 804.443.3351
  22776 Timberlake Rd, Ste A Lynchburg, VA 24502
Farm Credit of the Virginias 1356-B American Way Court Bedford, VA 24523
  161 South Main St. Halifax, VA 24558
  1445 East Rio Rd, Ste 104 Charlottesville, VA 22901


There is help available for managing your forest resources.  Assistance is found in many places with many dedicated individuals both in and outside government willing and able to help you manage your forest assets to maximize value over the generations.  Be sure to see the pamphlet at the end of this web page.

SOURCE:  Below, the Power Point slides are excerpts from a presentation by Jennifer Gagnon 540/231-6391 and others from Virginia Tech presentation of Virginia Forest Landowners Education center; March, 2012.






There are many dimensions to owning land with forest.  Rewards are also great and diverse.

LINK:    http://cnre.vt.edu/forestupdate/ 

Below, a great resource and source of help:



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