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Forest visit 2013 September part 2

Border between forests in NF 

These are the pictures from the other farms. Above is the boundary between the two regimes on our new forest.  When we harvest the bigger ones, they will essentially trade places. Below is a food plot in the new forest.

Food plots at the new forest 

Below is the food plot on the Freeman place. 

Food plot on Freeman

Below is a longleaf pine.  We planted four acres of them. They are a little too far apart to produce a regular timber plantation, but they will be really nice trees.  I am happy to see many survived.  They are in the "grass stage." What happens generally is that they take a little time to establish and then they shoot up. 

Longleaf pine seedling 

Below is tobacco growing near the Freeman farm. The Virginia economy used to be based on the horrible weed.  One reason land is relatively inexpensive in Brunswick County is that the tobacco industry collapsed a few years back.  Much of the farmland was replaced by trees like mine. 

Tobacco farm in Brunswick County 


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