CAPITAL IDEAS -- LIVE!
MARCH 2020 News Conference for Forest Owners
Produced by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association, Inc.
This Conference was recorded at 10:00 AM Central Time on March 11,
2020 with a live audience. If you would like to be a member of the audience
on the next program, call (205) 624-2225 to register.
Hayes D. Brown
starting time: (00:00)
Hayes D. Brown, attorney and forest owner, will moderate this news
conference. Hayes' email address is
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Today's issue of Capital Ideas - Live!
is brought to you by
Forester Search, a web resource developed
by the Alabama Forest Owners' Association with the support of the
Bradley/Murphy Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Trust.
a list of Consulting Foresters in your area.
Alabama Mushroom Spotting
Anthoni Goodman is a neuroscience
researcher at the University of
Alabama at Birmingham who founded and leads the
Alabama Mushroom Society. With the extremely wet spring, you can be
sure that mushrooms all over Alabama are thriving. Whether you are
interested in cool photos or in learning how to forage for edible mushrooms,
the Alabama Mushroom Society can help you learn more about the exotic fungi
growing in your forests.
Using social media to ID your mushrooms
Alabama's biodiversity makes it a haven for mushrooms
Suggestions from the Chief
is the Law Enforcement Section Chief at the
Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources. Trespassing is an ever-present concern
for forest landowners. Trespassers can cause problems from annoyance to
outright damage or theft. We asked Chief Weathers to speak with us about the
always-timely topic of deterring trespassers--safely and legally--on private
A Kentucky game warden's tips for stopping trespassers
Alabama DCNR Law Enforcement Contacts
Phone: (334) 242-3467
Dr. Patrick Hiesl
Delaying a Timber Sale Can Ease the Tax
Burden for Heirs
Patrick Hiesl is Assistant Professor of Forest Operations at
University. He has research and extension projects with industrial and
private forest owners surrounding timber harvesting activities and its
impacts on taxes, productivity, cost, and water quality. We asked Dr. Hiesl
to talk to us about the option of delaying final harvests of mature timber
to pass on the benefit of a stepped-up timber basis to the next generation
of forest owners. In some cases, simply delaying the sale can be "the
same as receiving approximately 30 percent more for the timber."
"Give Trees, Save Money"
from the March/April issue of Forest Landowner magazine.
Assets – IRS Publication 551
Timber Tax Information
Phone: (864) 656-7293
Peter J. Stewart
Updated Predictions for Global Timber Markets in
is the Founder, President, and CEO of
an organization that "provides market price data, supply chain expertise and
other decision support services to participants in the forest, wood and
paper products, recovered fiber and bioenergy industries." Back in January,
we read Pete's article "10
Predictions for Global Forest Markets." Since then, the COVID-19
coronavirus and resulting stock market changes made us wonder: What, if
anything, would Pete change about his predictions for 2020 considering the
events that unfolded after his article?
For Further Reading:
COVID-19 Has the Potential to Slow US Construction and Disrupt Supply Chain.
How the forest industry survives down markets--including COVID-19
Potential coronavirus impacts to US economy and currency
Housing market demonstrates momentum despite January dip
Phone: (704) 540-1440x11
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