Atlanta 2/10/2015 5:50:35 PM
News / Nature

Chris Polk of Greensboro, GA and AgForest of Georgia set to Harvest 208 Acres of Timber in Jasper County

Since 2001, AgForest of Georgia has been harvesting some of Georgia’s timber supply throughout various counties. Chris Polk the owner of AgForest has recently acquired 208 acres in Jasper County through two separate acquisitions. One of the properties is 124 acres, while the other is 84 acres. Due to their highly efficient methods of timber harvesting, AgForest is quickly becoming one of the more well-known timber harvesters in the state of Georgia. 

The services that will be performed on these two areas will both be a 1st thinning. A 1st thinning is the removal of trees from selected rows along with various selected trees on other rows as well. Typically every 3rd, 4th, or 5th row will be removed within a 1st thinning. The factors that determine whether or not the timber is removed is based off of the size of the timber on the tract. There are certain criteria that must be met in order for these trees to be removed. They must have a diameter of at least six inches and a live crown of 35 or lower. It takes time for trees to reach this point and usually it is around the 13-15 year mark.

The majority of the trees that are removed during this process are weaker then the rest. In order to get the most out of the timber as possible it is important to remove them before the timber is deemed useless. 1st thinnings can prove to be very helpful when it comes to the health of the other trees that remain. The remaining trees will not have as much competition for things such as sunlight, water, and nutrients. By supplying the timber with those three components it will allow the trees to flourish and become worth more money for the owner in future harvests.

The commitment that drives Chris Polk and AgForest is helping their clients get the most for their timber as possible using any available resource to market the timber in the most profitable manner. The only techniques that AgForest use on a daily basis are the most up to date. AgForest of Georgia is dedicated to top-notch customer service. Chris Polk of Greensboro and his team will pull out all of the stops to ensure that your timber harvest goes according to plan. They are always on the look out for new acquisitions of properties to help expand their already impressive portfolio. For any inquiries about the services of AgForest of Georgia then contact them at (404) 956-2922.