2019 marks the 30th anniversary of opening my business Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc. It also marks 43 years of experience in the consulting forestry business. I started my career in consulting forestry right after graduating from Clemson University in 1976. My consulting forestry work has taken me from the Piney Woods region of east Texas, to the northern hardwoods of the New England states and to the coniferous forests out west. All great experiences that have added to my forest management knowledge base. However, the piedmont and coastal plain of North Carolina is where I chose to live and work.
What I have really enjoyed most in my career is meeting the landowners. They come from all walks of life and have provided quite an education for me over the past 40 years. Meeting them, learning about their lives and what their forest management goals are and helping them to achieve those goals has been a great reward in itself. I am not retiring anytime soon, I enjoy what I do too much. I will continue to work with landowners in managing their timberland. I will eventually retire, so I am making plans for my business to continue beyond my time for the benefit of my clients and employees.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the clients who have entrusted me with their forest management and real estate brokerage work over the last 40 years. Sincerely, Edwin E. Orr, RF, CF, ALC