Set in the heart of some of the best hunting land in Chambers County, this forest has a very productive young pine plantation fast approaching merchantability for the timberland investor.
Please note that, as of March 27, 2017, the larger parcel (97.5 acres) in Under Agreement.
The Milltown Tract is located in the piedmont region of mid-east Alabama, an area rich in wildlife and friendly to forest management. The landscape here is rolling hills with predominantly clay soils. The property exists as two parcels, both of which are bisected by roads. They are within a half of a mile of each other. The large parcel to the east is 97.5 acres and the smaller parcel is 31 acres.
Both Wadley and LaFayette, Alabama, are approximately 10 minutes away from the property. Roanoke, Alabama, is about 10 miles to the northeast. Here, there are lodging options and essential amenities. The nearest airport and hospital are in LaGrange, Georgia, approximately 30 minutes to the east
Access to the tract is provided by County Roads 149 and 155. Both roads are gravel or dirt and are maintained by Chambers County. The small parcel has approximately 700 feet of frontage on County Road 149, one driveway cut and direct access to power. The larger parcel has approximately 1600 feet of frontage on County Road 155, one driveway cut and power within a 1/4 of a mile.
The tract offers rolling terrain with well-drained soils that are productive for timber. Chikasanoxee Creek, a major stream that holds water even in the driest weather, flows through the southern portion of the eastern tract. Williams Creek, another major drainage for the area, borders the small parcel.
Because of its road frontage and direct access to power, the smaller western parcel is prime for future residential development. In fact, for the restoration enthusiast, this parcel has an old home that has been vacant for many years. We cannot attest to its condition, but it may be a candidate for renovation. For hunters, this area boasts excellent deer, turkey and rabbit hunting. Existing trails could be reopened and game food plots established creating an ideal hunting retreat.
Merchantable timber data in this report is based on a timber inventory conducted in February of 2007 by F&W Forestry Services, Inc. This would typically be considered an outdated inventory since it is 10 years old, however the merchantable timber that exists on the Milltown Tract is in the lowlands and bottomlands that adjoin the creeks and streams in Streamside Management Zones where harvest is somewhat limited. There is a property wide MERCHANTABLE timber value of $26,800.
In addition to the merchantable timber – and perhaps more importantly, the property acreage is dominated by a young loblolly pine plantation. The value attributed to the PREMERCHANTABLE pine plantations on the Milltown Tract is $40,300 total.