Our forest is now producing about 400 board feet per acre every year.  That is about one        22 inch diameter red oak tree 75 feet tall. 

This is a very significant figure!!

If we were selling stumpage (trees to a timber buyer) this could now earn us about $240 per acre each year.  Selling flooring, we can earn over $4,000/acre.

What is your annual income from your forest?

Every forest owner that I have explained this to would gladly invest one tree per acre.  This is the 22" diameter tree containing 400 bf - worth about $200.  Or you can invest 4 smaller trees, or ten tiny ones...  with a total value of $200/acre.
You allow the Cooperative to carefully harvest one tree per acre in an improvement cut, the wood is milled, dried, manufactured, and sold - generating at least $1,000 per acre in sales.    This is plenty of money to fully fund the start-up of the business - and then you get your $200 per acre paid in full also!!

Forest owners are Timber Rich!  Learn what you really have
and take advantage of your valuable investment.

Keep exploring this website to see the basics of how this can all work -
    from the forest owner's point of view!
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