The land treatment process also offers the benefit of harvesting a byproduct crop. By using a forested system as the primary uptake crop, periodic harvesting and replanting is necessary to ensure an efficient uptake of nutrients. Operating expenditures may be offset with revenue received from the sale of timber.
The forested area is managed according to a plan with established objectives and has obtained the goal of receiving the Georgia Forestry Commission’s Forest Stewardship certification (#182). The approved management plan includes guidelines for soil and water conservation, timber production, wildlife and aesthetics. The Georiga Forestry Commission (GFC) is an invaluable resource for information and advice.
The GFC has also provided many cost share opportunities related to timber stand health and improvements.
- Georgia Forestry Commission
- Forest Stewardship Program
- Georgia Forestry Association
- American Tree Farm System
- Georgia Champion Tree (River Birch)