Monday, April 15, 2013

Beginning the Timbering

My husband leading the way to mark the trees
We had been thinking of having our land timbered for quite awhile.  Recently my cousin had his done, so we decided to take the plunge and do it.  We talked to a couple different logging companies before settling on a friend from church.

The right side going down

The owner came out and walked the land with my husband marking it so the loggers would know the boundaries of our land.  As I said in my last post, we weren't too sure of the right hand side of our property, so he made sure to stay off of it a ways.

The property in question
After walking he gave us an estimate of what he thought our timber might bring.  He only walked the outside boundaries to mark it though, so he wasn't sure.

Setting up their equipment
There are different ways to get paid for your timber.  They can look at your trees and tell you what they'll pay you or they can pay you by the ton.  I've heard from several people the best way to go is by the ton.  So that's what we were going to get.

That thing sticking up in the pic isn't a stick, it's my phone line
When they first got here they had to widen our other driveway to get in and they cut our phone/internet line.   But, the phone company had us back up in a couple hours.


Beth Herring said...

Been missing you my friend!