Timber growth and production are at the core of each forest, and high-quality data is needed to make wise forest management decisions. Our inventory, GIS mapping, and biometrics experts play an integral role in providing you with the quality and type of information required for timely stewardship decisions.
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No matter the size of your forest, making informed decisions about your property often starts with gathering stand-level metrics, such as number of acres, trees per acre, basal area per acre and tons per acre. With this data in hand, our forestry experts provide recommendations based on the land’s current characteristics and future yields – all tailored to your objectives. Our technical services team’s expertise includes:
Whether you own 20, 200, or 20,000 acres, an accurate timber inventory is fundamental to understanding and managing your timberland asset. For almost 50 years, FRC has been a recognized leader in field data collection, inventory accuracy, technology, and valuation. Our inventories are custom-designed for every individual owner and project – reliably delivering the desired level of precision and detail.
Following a thorough inventory of your forest using cutting edge data collection systems and methods, our team develops an interactive database to collect, process, project, and manage information about your forest.
The ability to process data into interactive maps of your property is critically important to informing your forest management decisions. Our experts use data that is collected from your forest to develop quality maps that include; timber ages, species, soils, topography, and aerial photography.
Growth & Yield Analysis
Our Biometric Team, consisting of PhD level experts, understands the dynamics of a constantly changing and growing forest – as well as the dynamics of a constantly changing marketplace for timber. We specialize in projecting stand yields, analyzing financial options, and optimizing harvest timing and intensities. This team supports both our valuations and management recommendations by providing comprehensive growth projections and detailed financial analysis.
OVER 2,200,000 ACRES
of southeastern forestland benefit from FRC’s technical and data services.
“Today’s working forests require accurate data as a foundation to making sound and profitable management decisions. Superior Pine Products Company depends on FRC to complete inventory updates, harvest scheduling, as well as assist in the maintenance of GIS boundary and stand data. This partnership ensures our data remains as accurate as possible.”
Robbie Lee – Superior Pine Products
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An institutional owner reached an agreement to sell a large property to a private buyer. The negotiations and price were based on the seller’s recent timber inventory and property information. The buyer needed confirmation of the data’s accuracy and engaged FRC to assist in the due diligence process. FRC’s responsibilities included a review of seller property data, inventory design, data collection and processing, volume equations, etc. FRC completed additional analysis that included growth and yield modeling, harvest scheduling, and a Discounted Cash Flow analysis. FRC’s analysis confirmed the accuracy of the seller’s data, allowing the buyer to successfully close the transaction.