Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Our Land and Trees

We purchased our current home and 20 acres of land about 7 years ago. It has always been our intention to someday build here. Our current home is a small brick home located in one of the front corners of the property and sets on about 2 acres, the rest is mostly wooded. These leaves us with the other 18 acres or so to build on. One of the back corners of the property is about 50 yards from a creek. This area has a nice pound site that we hope to take advantage of. Our home site is wooded and about a 150 yards from the County Road. After clearing the under brush and a few unwanted trees we should just barely see the road.

This property was selectively logged about 12 years ago. Most of the mature timber was cut then, however our trees were passed over then because they were not big enough at the time. They are Slash Pine and are about 25-35 years old. They have an average butt diameter of about 12 inches and a average middle diameter of about 9 inches. They are 35-40 feet long.They are a little on the small side, but our house will be a "round log chinker" so they should work out fine. Were going to rough cut window and door openings as we go, so we can "stretch" the log.

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