Looking for a source of income between timber harvests? It’s possible to gross $1,000 or more per acre per year by gathering, marketing and delivering Longleaf Pine straw. Or if you don’t want to take on the whole job, pine straw suppliers may pay you up to $150 per acre for the right to harvest fallen needles on your land. In Georgia and North Carolina, pine straw is a $50 million industry annually.
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.
We are pleased to announce that Thomas Rudd has recently completed his final post licensing real estate course and has attained full real estate broker status. Thomas joined our firm as a forester in 2011. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a BS degree in Forest Management in May 2009 and has been involved in consulting forestry work in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Thomas has extensive experience in timber cruising, appraisals, sales, writing management plans and reforestation. He is a licensed Pesticide Applicator, a tree Farm Inspector and is certified to write Forest Stewardship Plans. He currently lives in Raleigh with his wife Nissa Rudd and their 2 year old daughter Audrey.
Edwin E. Orr, RF, CF, ALC, owner of Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc. has been elected as an Accredited Land Consultant (ALC) member of the REALTORS® Land Institute (RLI). The announcement was made by RLI, which is headquartered in Chicago, IL and is an affiliate of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Edwin is also a member of the Raleigh Regional Association of REALTORS® and a board member of the North Carolina RLI Chapter. Edwin is the only consulting forester in North Carolina to achieve the ALC designation.