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Tax Parcel ID Number

A unique, publicly accessible number for a parcel of land. Most commonly used for property tax assessment purposes.

Timber Management

Harvesting a section of woods over time in an effort to maximize its long-term economic value for wood production.

Timber Production

Investing in your woods over time to increase its ability to provide income in the form of high-quality wood products. Includes tree planting, non-commercial thinning, and commercial timber harvesting.

Timber Sale

Selling the right to harvest certain trees on your property to a willing buyer, usually a logger or sawmill.

Timber Sale Contract

A written agreement between a landowner and anyone involved in harvesting trees from their woods, such as sawmills, loggers, and foresters.

Timber Stand Improvement

A type of logging done in smaller, younger trees to focus growth on the future most-valuable trees. Also called "pre-commerical thinning."

Timber stand Improvement

Trees that are potentially usable as wood products, especially to be sawn into lumber.

TSI

"Timber Stand Improvement" - A type of logging done in smaller, younger trees to focus growth on the future most-valuable trees.