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RIFF on a Forestry Report-SOILS : Asheville Eco-Community (series)

In Parts I, II ,III and IV  I talked about an eco-community about to bloom not far from Asheville, N.C. I shared HNF Forest View  Asheville, NC how excited we are at the prospect of representing the eco-developers. Today, these eco-innovators, who are dotting their "i's" and crossing their "t's",  provided the Forestry Report to our Firm for examination, and for our files.

 I don't know how many of you are familiar with a Forestry Report, but if you get a chance to read one, don't miss the opportunity!

Here (and in posts to follow) is my "riff" on the Forestry Report.   My riff  plays into a few especially interesting ideas that have popped up, and might be of value to our clients, as I read the Report.  For me, having the opportunity to interact with clients involved in stewardship, green-built homes, and nature connections is quite a thrill. Could be for you, too?

photo ...Forest View at Asheville Area Eco-Community


  • "Three primary soil types exist on the property and all are well suited for timber production."

NOW..I'm thinking about a client of ours, a young man who longs to selectively cut and mill the wood for his home. Since the Forestry Report states that the soil is "well suited for timber production"...  

I am wondering:

  1. Would the eco-developers consider setting aside certain areas of the Conservation Trust acreage (about 800 acres) adjacent to the conservation neighborhood for that purpose ?
  2. Could this expand the live-work aspect of the community and the scope of the conservation neighborhood?
  3. Could it be an attractive feature and benefit for the eco-community?  
  4. Could it be a "plus" to  mill and provide lumber from the acreage for green-built homes as part of this eco-community

We will be meeting with the eco-developers today, and will let you know what they stay tuned!...
in the meantime, what do you think about the possibilities for our clients? 


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