Timber Services

timber services, forest management, forestland

Every day we at Bayou State Timber Services, Inc. spend our time appraising tracts of timber, inspecting logging operations and keeping in constant contact with the local timber markets. We know first-hand the financial and recreational benefits available to private landowners who manage their forestland. We know the attention that your forestland needs to keep it as healthy, attractive and valuable as it can be. We have the knowledge and skills to help you grow trees as a profitable crop while maintaining the recreational beauty and wildlife benefits that your land can provide. When we manage your timber, we take care of it as if it was our own.

We manage your timber in accordance with your goals and objectives, and in your best interest. Since we are a timber supplier, we can provide our timber management clients with the following distinct advantages that other forestland managers may not be able to.

  1. We have current and constant contact with the market. For our clients, this means extra profits from timber sales made during periods of high demand instead of slumps in the market.
  2. We have a CPA on staff to assist our clients with financial advice and tax considerations.
  3. In the event of an extenuating circumstance, such as a southern pine beetle infestation or a tornado, our clients will have first priority for timber salvage. Other forestry consultants frequently are unable to help their clients profitably salvage their timber.
  4. We have experienced foresters to look after our clients’ timber on a regular basis.
  5. Our management services are performed at competitive fees.

What Are The Benefits of Good Forest Management?
Maximum timber production and income are a major benefit of good forest management. United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) government studies reveal a return of 10-12 percent beyond the rate of inflation can be expected from a direct investment in growing pine timber. These studies also show that most forest sites can produce an average annualized net return to land and management of $15-50 per acre, excluding inflation. Other benefits include

  1. Improving the recreation and aesthetic values of land
  2. Improving wildlife habitat
  3. Enjoying the sense of well-being from providing tomorrow's lumber and other forest products
  4. Increasing the market value of your estate for your family or heirs
  5. Protecting your forestland from natural hazards

Why Do Landowners Need Professional Forest Management Services?
Forestland needs attention to keep it as healthy, attractive and valuable as can be. If the landowner does not manage his forestland, nature will manage it just like an untended garden. Generally, unmanaged forestland is less productive and results in one or more of the following situations:

  1. The land is overgrown with brush and poor-quality trees.
  2. The valuable trees are so overcrowded that they do not grow as well as they should.
  3. The timber is so under stocked that the quantity and quality of wood is less valuable than it could be.
  4. The land is less attractive for recreation and wildlife purposes.
  5. The timber is more susceptible to wildfire, disease and insect hazards.

Bayou State Timber Services, Inc.