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