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AVALON TIMBERLANDS

$17,000,000

Jefferson County, Florida

8,675± Acres

Avalon Timberlands is an excellent timberland investment opportunity in North Florida’s Jefferson County, located only 20 miles east of Tallahassee. Consisting of 8,675± acres, this is one of the largest contiguous timber investment properties available in northwest Florida. The location is in the desirable Red Hills region, where land tends to have higher and better uses beyond timber management. More importantly, given Avalon Timberlands’ focused history of professional timber management, this North Florida location benefits from a very active and competitive regional forest product market with readily available access to several mills. As of June 2020, there are more than 160,000 tons of pine timber, 70% of which are sawlogs, and 404,000 tons of hardwood and cypress timber on the property. The recreational hunting opportunities abound and two hunting leases generate $70,000± annually in income.

The Facts

  • 8,675± contiguous acres in Jefferson County, Florida

  • Commercially managed for timber production

  • Timber value estimated at over $9.3M per 2020 cruise

  • Approximately 18% is merchantable pines over 30 years old

  • 41.4% upland/pineland, 53.8% natural hardwoods/bottomland, & 4.8% in non-forest land.

  • Strong site index on pine plantation stands that exhibit a range of approximately 75 to 80 feet (base age 25) - above average for the region

  • Approximately 79% of the current pre-merchantable pine plantations consist of superior loblolly and slash pine containerized seedlings. Specifically, these seedlings were produced via Mass Control Pollination process.

  • Excellent regional forest product market

  • $70,000 in annual income from established hunting leases

  • Located in the highly desirable Red Hills region, many of the neighboring and nearby properties are large timber and recreational plantations

  • Buggs Creek and Beasley Creek flow through property

  • Owned for the past 19 years by one of America’s greatest conservationists as part of his 30,000-acre contiguous landholding

  • Just eight miles south of Monticello and 20 miles east of Tallahassee

  • The majority of access points are along WPA Road and Turkey Scratch Road and convenient to I-10, US-19, HWY 27, and CR 257

  • Very good internal road system for logging operations

  • Unencumbered; conservation easement donation benefits still available

AVALON TIMBERLANDS Wide General Location
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