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The Green Menace

May 25, 2018
We’ve all watched or read something that contains an iconic fictional villain, it might be The Joker from Batman, Darth Vader from Star Wars or one of the countless others. Now, of course, they are all…
Maine trees in Winter

A Look at Western Maine Timber

Mar 29, 2018
Two new properties, Fletcher Hill Forest and East Shore Forest, that offer classic western Maine timber and recreational opportunities.
Adirondack mountains with ski trails

Becoming a Neighbor to Public Lands

Feb 13, 2018
One of the main reasons people buy forestland in the Northeast is to be able to enjoy the outdoors with their friends and family, to have a place to periodically get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and to have a stable financial asset to pass down to their family.
Forest during a thunderstorm

Surviving and Enjoying a Thundersnow

Feb 02, 2018
Any professional who works alone in remote locations in all kinds of weather needs to take precautions. Forestland brokers often face these challenges as we tramp through large forests alone in rural areas where cell service is commonly unavailable.
Vermont forested landscape

Diversifying your Timberland Portfolio

Jan 23, 2018
When you consider a timberland investment, the following questions often come up: 1) Should I diversify within my northeastern US timberland portfolio and if so, 2) what are the general considerations and recommended strategies for doing so?
northeast hardwood trees

Buying Timberland with a Self-Directed IRA

Jan 19, 2018
How to buy timberland as an investment with a self-directed Individual Retirement Account (IRA).

A Successful 2017 for Fountains Land

Jan 09, 2018
    Happy New Year! We hope yours will be an enjoyable and prosperous one. Our brokerage team at Fountains Land is looking forward to helping connect more buyers and sellers of rural land in 2018.  Before…
Vershire Vermont landscape

The Ely Mine of Vershire, Vermont - a Fascinating History

Nov 15, 2017
    Fountains recently introduced three new properties in Vershire and West Fairlee, Vermont. One, Beanville Road Forest is already under a contract for sale. However, the two other properties are available…

More Blended Timber Investments: Tiger Hill and Pacific Brook

Sep 28, 2017
In our last blog we talked about Locust Hill Forest and how it offered a solid timber investment AND many recreational amenities, allowing the new owner to enjoy their land while the trees appreciate in…
looking up at trees

Enjoying your Timber Investment: Locust Hill Forest

Sep 21, 2017
One of the bonuses of investing in timber (besides the financial returns and the environmental benefits) is that, while your asset grows (literally), you can enjoy yourself on the property. Locust Hill…