At MountainTop Timber, the appearance of your property is just as important as the value and health of the timber on it. That’s why we have expanded beyond timber harvesting services to become a single source for all your forestry and land management needs.
MTT Land Management provides a comprehensive range of services on 300+ acre tracts to direct every phase of your property’s development or preservation. We will work with you to balance your timber investment, development specifications, and the overall appearance and vitality of your land.
MTT Land Management offers a complete range of physical services to meet your individual objectives:
- Management Plans (30 year projection)
- Financial Analysis
- Timber Harvests
- Contract Preparation
- GIS/GPS Mapping
- Best Management Practice Implementation.
- Estate Planning
- Cost Basis and Expense Accounting
- Silviculture, Financial Return and Counsel
Appearances are important, and MountainTop Timber is your source to improve the visual quality of your tract. Site visits are available for interested land owners to view firsthand the wide variety of our aesthetic management capabilities.
MTT also offers treatments on land that isn't ready for harvest or simply just needs improved forest health. Services include:
- Competition Control
- Pre-commercial Thinning
- Under-story Control Burns
Road Mapping and Construction
As part of the harvesting plan, roads and access to areas is mapped and constructed to ensure equipment can get onsite reliably through our Alabama seasons. These can be reforestated when the area is complete to ensure continued beauty of the land.
Thinning and Harvesting
MTT Land management clears sites of all woody materials including trees, underbrush, stumps, limbs, and grindings. This is done under a permit from the proper authorities, usually obtained by the landowner or developer. The remaining materials can be mulched or burned (subject to burning ban regulations) on site where and when allowed. Such clearing prepares the land for final inspection and subsequent development.
Mountain Top Timber provides mulching equipment which grinds up all undesirable woody materials on site. This includes stumps, logging debris, and non-merchantable and weed trees. This enhances the aesthetic quality of the land after a timber harvest. Mulching is also necessary in developing green space, such as paths and parks, as well as other site-specific functions. Mulching causes minimal impact to the land and is oftentimes used in conjunction with other general timber management activities, including the pre-commercial thinning of young trees and the herbiciding or controlled burning of a forest so healthy trees can thrive.
MTT does not advocate the practice of clear cutting. We are stewards of the forest and believe in sustatinable harvesting. Clients are highly encouraged to add the following services to their contract:
- Chemical Site Preparation
- Site Preparation Burns
- Mechanical Site Preparation
- Seedling Treatments and Reservation
- Seedling Pickup and Storage
- Seedling Planting and Inspection
- Spring Herbaceous Grass Spray
- Early Fertilization
Multiple photos of the timber, land, access, and undergrowth will be taken to show how rich and healthy your land is for harvesters
An arial view of your land will be created showing tree density, topographical features, and overall forest health
Photos and videos will be posted to MTT Facebook and website pages along with descriptions of your timber to be harvested. Then we let the bidding begin!