CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
November 2001 News Conference for Forest Owners
Sponsored by Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
Conference was recorded Wednesday,
November 14, 2001.
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Conference Guest Information
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this
news conference. Hayes' email address is
View & Hear Prior News Conferences.
Coach Pat Dye
Wildlife Trends - A New Resource
Coach Pat Dye is well known to most people as Auburn
University's head football coach from 1981 to 1992. But if you aren't an
avid hunter you may not realize that Coach Dye is a forest owner who is
active and knowledgeable in the field of wildlife management. He and
several wildlife experts have teamed together to produce a new magazine,
Wildlife Trends (click here to view magazine). Their goal is
to provide "you with land and game management techniques that work. ...
we believe that having tested, timely, accurate information saves
everyone time and money."
Annual subscription is
"The first mistake you DONíT make because youíre reading Wildlife
Trends will more than pay for the yearly subscription."
To subscribe or for
call 1-800-441-6826 or
Doorway to Timber Markets
Chuck Anderson job
is to welcome you to the future. He works for a new organization,
ForestExpress, which wants to be the "transaction and processing
network for the entire forest products industry." ForestExpress
recently began a new service for forest owners that allows lump-sum
transactions as well as per unit sales. Landowners might want to alert
their consulting forester to this new service.
- Practice Website: Chuck
has set up a "practice website" for you.
Click here, then type in User ID: AFODemo,
123456 "This site can be used by anyone to
log-in and view examples of various sales as well as create offerings
and get a feel for the site." To bid on the above example,
log-in as User ID: MillAdmin, Password:
- On-Line Conference: Chuck
will also be conducting a live web demo on December 10. To
participate, send him an email request by November 30 and he will
reserve your place to participate in an on-line demo/conference call
using some "great interactive technology." Invite your consulting
forester to join you.
Phone: (770) 642-5006
is President and CEO of the Atlanta based
Alliance for Southern Forests (click here). The Alliance's task
is to provide a source of positive information about Southern forestry
while dealing with "anticipated attacks" from tree-huggers in connection
with the soon-to-be-released U.S. Forest Service's
Southern Forest Resource Assessment (click here).
Phone: (404) 894-5727
Now for Wildlife
is a partner in the Demopolis based
wildlife management company, Wildlife Management Services, LLC., and
lately he has been spending a lot of time planting trees. While there
are many kinds of trees that can provide food for wildlife, Daniel is
especially fond of the sawtooth oak.
He recommends that you read the
Nurseries that produce mast bearing
trees and shrubs:
Phone: 1-866-287-0188 (toll-free)
Options for Landowners
Dylan Jenkins is an extension forester at Virginia Tech
where he coordinates the forest landowner education program. Dylan and his
staff are going to offer a new type of landowner education program
in January which will be primarily web-based. Students and
instructors will communicate with email. Study materials and assignments
will be posted on a central website. Dylan warns that there may be rough
spots in this new way of teaching and learning and that Alabama
residents will find some of the material targeted towards Virginia
forest owners. However, AFOA hopes that some of you will try out this
new training system and let us know how it works.
Phone: (540) 231-6391
Gifts for the Forest Owner
o scale stick
o increment borer
New Product Specialist at Forestry Suppliers
in Jackson, Mississippi teams up with moderator Hayes Brown to explain how
to use two or three tools to calculate the rate of return of individual
- Is this tree growing as fast as money
in the bank?
- Is that tree growing so slow it ought
to be removed and replaced?
Follow the directions in the publication
How to Determine the Financial Value of Tree Growth (click here -
loads slow). Essentially the method requires a measurement of tree
diameter, a measurement of merchantable height, and an estimate of
growth measured from a core sample of the tree taken with an
increment borer. Good luck. Have fun. Ho. Ho. Ho.
Links to Forestry Suppliers Catalog for
Phone: (601) 354-3565
Jason B. Cutshall
Requirements Protect Timber Sellers
Jason Cutshall is the Public Relations Director for the
Mississippi Loggers Association. Jason recommends that when writing
a timber sale contract, the forest owner should insert a clause that
requires the buyer and anyone assigned to harvest the timber to provide
certificates of insurance for both Workers Comp and General
Liability. Several examples follow:
Websites of interest:
Phone: (662) 312-0587
Robert C. Wright
Bob Wright is a staff
forester with the Tennessee Division of Forestry and he publishes the
Tennessee Forest Products Bulletin. The free quarterly Bulletin
contains detailed price information on a wide variety of tree species.
The Bulletin should be of particular interest to forest owners in North
Alabama where upland hardwoods are common.
A few headlines from
Issues and Topics AFOA is
To suggest an issue or a
topic for a future news conference,
please send an email note to AFOA by clicking here.
- 2002 Farm Bill
- Energy Crisis & Federal Eminent Domain
- Palm Pilots & Forest Records
- Red Hills Salamander
- County Zoning
- Right to Farm & Practice Forestry
- Illegal Dumping
- Constitutional Revision/Tax Reform
- Industry Consolidation & Timber Markets
- Stumpage & Forest Product Markets
- Seasonal Forest and Wildlife Management
- Forestland For Sale
- Repeal of Estate Tax
- Forest Taxation: income, estate, &
- Southern Pine Beetle: salvage &
- Wood Buying Policies During SPB
Section 631(b) Capital Gains Tax Change
- Delaney Family Current-Use Case
- Jefferson Co. Storm Water Management
Lawsuit & Appeal
- Alabama's Pine Straw Wholesale Market
- Useful Computer Software
- Forest Fertilization
- Intensive Forest Management
- Long Rotation Management & Natural
- TMDL, CWA, EPA Basins, CARA, Forest
- Minerals, Gas & Oil Activity
- Recreational Businesses for Forest
- Current Use Tax Assessment Rates
- Local Harvesting Restrictions & Road
- Bridge Repairs & the Alabama Trust Fund
- Dog Hunting & Hunter Trespass
- and more