Fountains Land is pleased to offer this northern Maine timber investment featuring a well-stocked spruce/fir resource complemented by cedar and northern hardwoods. Moderate terrain and an established internal road system allow for year-round forest management. Average diameters shifting into sawlog classes over the next 10 years, coupled with strong local markets for softwood logs, make this an attractive opportunity to acquire while the resource is moving towards market maturity.
The forest is located in the northwest corner of Stockholm, Maine, a small farming and former sawmill town founded by Swedish immigrants in 1870. The town is situated along the Little Madawaska River about twelve miles north of Caribou, Maine and nearly the same distance south from the New Brunswick, Canada border.
Convenient access is provided by frontage on Route 191 and two town-maintained roads. The forest has several miles of internal roads that extend into nearly every corner, facilitating year-round forest management.
Topography ranges from nearly flat to gently rolling, with a few moderate slopes in the northeast corner. Soils are generally well-drained on the plateaus and upper slopes. Some of the flat areas exhibit moist soils, favorable to spruce/fir and northern white cedar; however, many of these areas can be managed under frozen ground conditions via established winter road spurs.
The forest supports three distinct timber types typical of the region: 1) spruce/fir, represented by young age classes just entering merchantable sizes, 2) northern hardwoods, comprised of a good mix of quality hard maple and yellow birch and 3) northern white cedar growing in the flat, low-lying areas of the forest. Sawlog volume is 1.653 MBF/commercial acre and pulpwood volume is 9.4 cords/commercial acre. Combined total commercial per acre volume is 12.7 cords. Current stumpage values assigned by Fountains indicate a property-wide Capital Timber Value (CTV) of $2.5 million ($355/acre).
Four brooks wind through the forest: Armstrong and its small East Branch tributary, Cedar, and Snake, all of which eventually join into one channel and flow into the Little Madawaska River, which carves the southern corner of the parcel.