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Author Topic: New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property  (Read 205 times)

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Offline kjsaucedo

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New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:45:05 PM »
  Hello, My name is Kevin and i own 15 acres in Grimes county Texas, Im unsure of what the steps are to have my timber harvested, or if there is someone that could help a newby. I am hesitant about dealing directly with a logging company as i dont really know what im doing and dont want to be taken advantage of. Im afraid my property may be too small to make it worthwhile to hire a forester, and have been doing the research that i can over the internet. 
  The other problem i have is i live in Michigan atm and cant monitor the process, nor do i have anyone trustworthy enough to do it by proxy. Any advice towards my issue would be greatly appreciated.
  Thank you in advance, Kevin.

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Re: New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 03:37:27 PM »
Very difficult to manage land at a distance.  I would start by having the Texas Forest Service write a plan for the property, 15 acres would not be interesting to many consultants, but there is some one out there to help you.  After you get a plan you need to see about getting an agricultural exemption for ad valorum taxes.  You will probably have to be there to get an exemption, so if that all comes to pass plan on a trip..

And no, I cannot help you, but a Gent in Conroe may be able, his name is Charles Westmoreland, a competent and able consultant.
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Re: New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 03:38:04 PM »
Oh, and welcome to the forum, pull up a stump and set a spell.
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Re: New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 05:53:42 PM »
Thank you, i will definitely give him a call and see if he can help.
Would you have his contact info by chance or can i find him on the T A&M Forestry site?

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Re: New to timber seeking advice for Texas Property
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 08:59:37 PM »
You can find him on the TFS site if you are patient, I have messaged you his information.
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