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Oak Mountain Tract

Malone, Randolph County, AL
Price: $100,000
Acres: 77
Type: Multiple Uses
Availability: Available
Contact Fountains Land
T.R. Clark
334-864-9542
tclark@fwforestry.com
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Site Description
Timber

Introduction

The Oak Mountain Tract is well-suited as a long term timber investment and/or recreational retreat.

 

Location

The Oak Mountain Tract is set in mid-east Alabama in the southernmost reaches of the Appalachian Range. The terrain in the part of the state consists of rolling hills and has the feel of a small, mountain range.

The tract is surrounded on all sides by timberland, both industrial and private.  The Tallapoosa River runs just about a mile west of the property and Lake Wedowee (a nearly 10,700 acre reservoir) lies just minutes to the northwest. This reservoir is a popular boating and fishing destination. 

 

Access

Access to Oak Mountain Tract is provided by County Road 1 (Dam Road) from Wedowee off of Alabama Highway 48.  Dam Road comes within a quarter mile of the tract. From there, access is via a decommissioned county road. It appears that the decommissioned road offers access to the property for traditional uses, such as forestry.

Site Description

The tract is shaped as a rectangular block.  The terrain is rolling and varies from  1151 above sea level (ASL) at the highest ridge to 870 feet ASL in the lowest gully. Approximately 85% of the acreage is suitable for forestry operations with the remainder either along side streams or too steep . Soils are well-drained with low erodibility. 

 

The tract’s current makeup is dominated by open mixed hardwood and pine timber with some hard-mast producing species scattered throughout, providing some forage for turkey and deer.  Neighboring tracts have significant early successional habitat that provides cover for game. 

 

Timber

The majority of the tract is a natural, mixed hardwood/pine timber type that is of merchantable size and age.  The existing forest resource can continue to be managed as natural stands, especially if recreation or hunting are a primary ownership objectives. Alternatively, portions of the forest are suitable for pine plantation conversion if timber management is a higher ownership goal. The natural stands are ready for harvest, and can then be planted to pine plantations, a more productive use given the market and well-drained soil conditions .

 

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