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About Us

                                                                   Verdery Forest Management was established by Tyler Verdery on April 1, 1983. The company is an active member of the Association of Consulting Foresters, the Georgia Forestry Association, and the Society of American Foresters. Each employee is Tree Farm Certified and certified by the Georgia Forestry Commission in prescribed burning. With over 25 years&rsqu...


Forestland Taxation and Conservation Use

Voters will have an opportunity to amend the Georgia Constitution this Fall and affect the taxation of forestland in Georgia. The Georgia Forestry Association produced an article outlining the current and proposed policies and effects. The link below will take you to the complete article. Great info there. Be informed and remember to vote in November! Click here for the complete GFA article Information and link courtesy of the Georgia Forestry Association.


Get Outside!

Deer season is quickly approaching with bow season starting September 8, 2018. We're excited to see cooler weather headed our way and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. It's time to pull out the bow and Thermacell (and license!) and get outside! There are a lot of great resources out there for sportsmen. See the articles below for information on seasons and deer management.  Click here to navigate to Georgia hunting seasons and limits from Georgia.gov. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources produced an article in 2003 on managing for quality deer on your property. It st...


Glad to be part of Georgia's Forest Community

Georgia has had a vibrant forestry community for over a century, and it's still innovating. Forest uses are expanding due to the well managed forest of our state. And the vast majority of this land is in private ownership. Congratulations to the many forest owners who practice good stewardship. This encourages wood using industries to show interest and expansion in our region. Here is a great article from the Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission.  http://www.onlineathens.com/news/20180316/villegas-georgias-working-forestry-industry-benefits-both-rural-and-metro-georgia


How to Protect Newly Planted Trees

How to protect newly planted trees by the National Wild Turkey Federation Turkey Country Magazine  



New Wood Using Facilities Opening.

Great news for timber markets. Georgia Pacific and Canfor have just announced new and expanded mill operations in Warrenton and Washington, Georgia. We are excited about how this will benefit our client landowners. The combined production output will be over 600 million board feet of lumber. This is an encouraging sign for the economy in general and for our local wood market. America is building again. Both facilities are scheduled to open in 2019. The press releases are below: https://www.gp.com/news/2018/02/warren-county-lumber-mill http://www.canfor.com/investor-relations/investor-news...


OFFICE RELOCATION

The Verdery Forest Management, Inc office has now relocated to 5594 Harlem Grovetown Road, Grovetown, GA 30813. We no longer have a land line but you can reach Tyler on his cell at  706-717-1215 or email him at Tyler@landandtrees.com. We still offer the same excellent service for Forest Management, Real Estate Sales and Appraisal. Give Tyler a call with any questions you may have about your property. 


Quality Deer Management Association Land Certification Program

  The QDMA unveiled the Land Certification Program at its 2011 National Convention last August. The long-awaited companion to the Deer Steward courses – which are aimed at certifying individuals – the LCP is a multi-level, voluntary process which will evaluate and certify one or more properties against an established list of Quality Deer Management (QDM) standards and performance measures. LCP Inspectors are the qualified natural resource professionals who will help implement QDMA's new program by visiting, evaluating and providing guidance on hunting lands throughout...


The Georgia Land Conservation Program

"The Georgia Land Conservation Program offers grants for fee title or conservation easement purchases from the Georgia Land Conservation Trust Fund. It also offers low-interest loans for fee title or conservation easement purchases from the Georgia Land Conservation Revolving Fund. Tax incentives are also available for donations of conservation lands or conservation easements..."                                  ...


Timber Harvesting for Private Landowners

For those landowners considering a timber harvest,there are a lot of things to consider. This is a very good video describing the thoughts and process. https://vimeo.com/200241679   Timber harvests can further your ownership objectives. It was filmed in Montana but is very applicable to the southeast also. It is important to use, honest, reputable, professional foresters and logging contractors. Please call or email with any questions you may have about forestry or harvesting. We have been doing this since 1983. Experience in this business means a lot. We will be glad to meet with you ...


Tree Farm Certification

Interested in Tree Farm certification? Visit their new website to see how. Also, go to their blog to see articles on relevant forestland owner issues. Tree Farm Blog


Welcome David to the VFM Team!

  Verdery Forest Management is excited to announce that David Verdery will be joining the team effective July 23, 2018. David is a 2009 graduate of Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia. He began his career with VFM in early 2010, and in 2012, moved into corporate forestry harvesting with Plum Creek in Arkansas and then was transferred to South Carolina. After Plum Creek’s merger with Weyerhaeuser, he moved into harvest planning and optimization in Brunswick, Georgia. Now, eager to return to consulting with private landowners, he joins the...


Weyerhaeuser Gives Preference to Tree Farmers

Weyerhaeuser recently announced that preference will be given to landowners with Tree Farm Certification.  Preference may include the following: Incentives — The company will maintain a priority market for material from certified Tree Farms, especially when suppliers are put on quotas. Procurement decisions — Where a Vendor Management Plan is used (which scores wood suppliers on a number of metrics) Tree Farm certification will be a positive attribute. Policies and Tracking — The company will declare support for the American Tree Farm System in i...


Wildlife Opening Guidelines

Many landowners and hunting clubs are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of wildlife management for the health of their forestland. Wildlife openings and prescribed burning are some of the simplest ways to manage for wildlife. Some general guidelines are provided in the link below for wildlife opening establishment and maintenance as suggested by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife Opening Guidelines David Verdery