How to enjoy your newly harvested timberland
Selling your timber here in Pennsylvania can feel like a job all of its own. With the number of timber buyers jockeying for your attention, choosing the right buyer can take time and dedication. However, once you've successfully sold your timber to the bidder of your choice, there's a sweet release that comes with having cash in your pocket and newfound options for what to do with your newly harvested timberland. Here at Green Ridge Forest Products, we're committed to helping our customers get the most out of their land, whether they sold their timber to us or someone else. Depending on what you're looking to get out of your timber over the next 20-30 years, there are a number of options for your timber land!
Consider replanting timber for more opportunities down the road
If you have a lot of acreage and don't have any specific ideas for what to do with your newly harvested timberland, one of the best options is to replant. Here in Pennsylvania there will never be any shortage of timber needs, and replanting now can ensure your children and even the next generation have a nice plot of rich timberland to cultivate and sell down the road if they so choose. Replanting can also help build up the surrounding ecosystem and make room for all sorts of fascinating new critters!
Consider making it a recreational space
If you like hunting, horseback riding, or ATVs, a clear, wide-open space could be the perfect addition to your land. Whether you want to make an ATV track, a horseback trail, or any kind of hunting structure, you won't need to do much in the way of clearing land after the timber has been harvested. Adding certain recreational features can be a great way to add more value to the land and make more fun for the entire family. Recreational areas can also fill up the space so it doesn't look so empty after the timber has been harvested.
Add a shop or business to bring in more money
With cleared space on your land, adding a shop or side business can be a great way to profit. Whether it's homemade jerky or hunting gear resales, thinking of your cleared land as a business opportunity can present you with a number of options that you may not have already considered. Even if you don't have a profitable skill that you can think of off the top of your head, you can always lease the land to someone else that may be interested in partnering. With the timber out of the way, you've added a significant amount of space that can be used for whatever you deem best!
Contact our team when you're ready to turn your timberland into something new
Selling your timber doesn't have to be a hard, laborious process. Our team of timber experts here at Green Ridge Forest Products has decades of experience helping landowners make the most of their timberland. When you contact us for an appraisal, we'll walk you through your land's value, what makes sense to sell, and how best to sustain your land for years to come. Additionally, depending on the size, shape, and location of your timber harvest, we'll help you brainstorm new ideas for the land when we're done!