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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

 "RIFF" on FORESTRY REPORT. . . SOILS

  • "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 say...so stay tuned!...
in the meantime, what do you think about the possibilities for our clients? 

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Having worked and retired from U. S. Forest Service, I was raised up in a "green" enviroment.  I would suggest that both sides of the "ECO" community be established.  Both the "enviro" groups who don't want forest/land management  and the economical or working side of the forest/land management be able to partake of the "wine for communion".  If we look at both sides closely, they go hand in hand.  I think your questions reflect looking both ways.  I will find your other posts and read.  Thanks. 
Posted by L. Wayne Denton, I have a handle on your market!!! (Denton Properties, Inc.) over 10 years ago

Hello L. Wayne~

I'm so happy to meet you! I would love to hear more about how your experience in the Forestry Service and your experience in real estate combine to create opportunities for clients.

 You commented, " If we look at both sides closely, they go hand in hand.  I think your questions reflect looking both ways.  I will find your other posts and read.  Thanks. "...
I am very much complimented! THX,back at ya'  

PS..Please do join the ECO-All-Stars Group...(I'm the moderator)  your background and expertise would be much appreciated!

 

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago
This is so interesting.  I must admit that I am not familiar with forrestry reports or even this type of development.  I wish you all the best with your meeting.  This is very exciting.  I will stayed tuned for the next installment.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago
I was at the Biltmore last month and listened to those that worked the forestry in the Pisgah mountains. It is very interesting how they kept the land use working.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) over 10 years ago
You never cease to impress me with your knowledgeand dedication to your Eco-Community.  Thanks for teaching us so much and I will stay-tuned to hear how this turns out.
Posted by Diane Aurit, Lake Norman Real Estate (LKN Realty, LLC) over 10 years ago

Joan~ 

When you get ready for a "field  trip" down here to the mountains, let me know! I'd love to show you this eco-community...maybe you would even choose to settle down here...just hoping!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Susan~ 

Did you take the conservation land class from Steve Small? I thought that was a major interesting class. I wish I had known you were coming over this way....let me know next time, OK?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Hi Diane~ 

*I met with the eco-developers today. I think they would allow folks in the community selectively to timber and mill lumber to build their own homes. I am very, very excited about that feature and the benefits it could mean for clients.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne,  all of these ideas I have seen used down here and go well.  Can't wait to hear what they thought about all of that.  All are great ideas!  Especially milling the trees cut for the home.  How neat would it be to say that the pecan wood flooring (or whatever wood) came from the lot!  Wow!

P.S.  I like the new photo!

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago
No but it sounds like fun to me. I am learning more and more about the land as my Real Estate career goes on and on. I am so interested and want to pass it on to my clients when ever I get a chance to help them.
Posted by Susan Trombley, Broker/Realtor, Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Youngs (Trombley Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Stephanie~

Not only milling and using the wood for building an incredible "green-built" home, but, I wondering... possibly could it be an income-producing or bartering avenue for one or more of the members of the community?

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Susan~ 

Like you, I LOVE THE LAND...I a "Land Specialist" because this whole area of practice energizes me...plus you get to be outside! If you get to be outside AND participate with a conservation neighborhood...it's a win-win-win-win...in my book

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne,  I would think that the wood could be income producing in more ways than one.  Do you guys have a local composting facility for construction waste to make mulch? 

Maybe the local schools would be willing to donate the left over food everyday to make it happen?...or the local B&B's?

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago

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