Scotch Land Management, LLC.

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Complete Timber Management

Timber is a long-term investment. Small gains on individual trees add up quickly over a rotation. So, Fulton, Alabama-based Scotch Land Management, LLC. believes in paying attention to details in forest management. Customizing herbicide prescriptions for each tract gives us the best competition control. Selecting the right genetics in our seedlings provides a high level of quality and growth over the rotation. Our timber marking teams are trained in tree selection to ensure that the best stems are left to grow after a stand has been thinned. Also, as registered foresters, we agree with and enforce the Best Management Practices for Alabama and Mississippi and use logging crews that are Professional Logging Manager (PLM) certified.


The Timber Management Lifecycle

There are six critical stages of the timber management lifecycle, and there are many important phases within each stage. The following are outlines of the stages and their phases:

Planning
• Management Plans
• Custom Timber Cruises
• Appraisals
• GIS, GPS, & Mapping

Establishing
• Site Prep Spraying
• Rake & Bed
• Site Prep Burning
• Planting
 
Improving
• Timber Marking
• Stand Maintenance Burning
• Herbaceous Release
• Woody Release
 
Maintaining
• Boundary Lines
• Road Building
• Railcar Bridges
 
Managing Plans, Helicopters, and Planting

Clear Cuts

 Protecting
• Pine Beetle Control
• Invasive Plant Control
• Beaver Control
• Wildfire Control
• Timber Trespass
• Hog Trapping
 
Harvesting
• Thinning
• Clear Cuts
• Track Cutter
• Tornado & Hurricane Salvage