There’s no shortage of timberland in North Florida. In fact, about half of the state’s land is covered in forests. Most counties in North Florida, where we’re located, comprise at least 50 percent forest.
Across the state, you’ll discover that there are over 17.3 million acres of forests, and 71 percent of them are privately owned.
There are plenty of mills, as well. The state of Florida has:
- 27 sawmills
- 17 mulch mills
- 6 pulp and paper mills
- 5 chip-n-saw mills
- 3 pole mills
- 3 post mills
- 3 animal bedding mills
- 2 chip mills
We also have one biomass power mill, a pallet mill, a pellet mill, and one each of plywood, strand board, veneer and firewood mills.
Why Buy Timberland in North Florida?
Timberland in North Florida is an excellent investment. Most people consider it safe, and the returns are long-term. Generally, the ROI is driven by demand – and the demand is (and has been for some time) high.
Timberland is generally less volatile when you compare it to other assets, and when it’s not a good time to harvest, you can bank it on the stump, waiting until conditions are ideal.
Timberland is also sustainable. With the right planning, you can plant and harvest on a schedule that works for you and for the environment.
Trees generally grow at a rate of 6 to 8 percent per year, and on average, the price of wood has climbed by about 6 percent each year for the past century.
One thing to keep in mind is that when it comes to taxes, the IRS treats timberland differently from other properties. You may find it advantageous from a tax standpoint, as well.
Ready to Explore North Florida Timberland?
North Florida is full of spectacular timber tracts, and we’d love to help you find one that’s just right for you. Call us at 386-243-0124 or contact us online to find out what’s available. We’ll use our in-depth knowledge of the area to start searching for your next property.