Strother & Matt Tracts: 52+/- acre clear-cut. 9,816bd ft/ac. Bid Date: 4/4/19
Sale Date: 04/04/2019 at 11 AM
Having been employed by Robert Strother and Gail Matt, (brother and sister) we solicit bids on 52+/- clear-cut acres and 20+/- select-cut SMZ acres shown on the attached map, located in Granville County, North Carolina. We are soliciting one combined bid for both owners/tracts. We will ask the winning bidder to make a determination of the value of the timber on the Gail Matt Tract individually, so that a separate settlement can be made directly to her.
We have made a 5% estimate of the pulpwood size trees to be harvested. Our estimate of their volume is:
Soft Hardwood: 241
Hard Hardwood: 129
We have made a 100% estimate of the sawtimber size trees to be harvested in the clear-cut area and select-cut streamside management zones. Our estimate of their volume is:
Loblolly Pine: 310.300
Red Oak: 9,700
White Oak: 56,400
Northern Red Oak: 30,400
Chestnut Oak: 18,300
Miscellaneous HW: 35,300
Volumes are given in cords for pulpwood, Scribner Scale board feet for pine, and Doyle Scale board feet for hardwood. The above volumes are not guaranteed; however, care was taken in the field to assemble the enclosed tables. You should note how your utilization practices might vary from the above and make any necessary adjustments.
- A period of time until April 30, 2021 will be allowed to cut and remove the timber.
- There will need to be two separate timber deeds for the Strother property and Matt property. The high bidder will be asked to split his bid between the two properties accordingly.
- Combination to lock on southern gate is 7520. Please lock back with keyed lock when you leave.
- Timber sale boundaries are flagged with pink-glo flagging. SMZ and select-cut boundaries are flagged with orange SMZ flagging.
- Only blue marked sawtimber size trees shall be cut within the flagged select-cut area and Streamside Management Zones (SMZ’s).
- All roads must be maintained and restored to their original condition upon completion of logging. Any newly constructed roads and log decks must be left in a graded condition upon completion of logging.
- The driveway to the Matt House cannot be used for cruising or logging access.
- No logging equipment or trucks will be allowed on the pond dam.
- Wooden and wire fences in open fields will need to be maintained and restored to original condition. Fences along the edges of the woods that are in good condition will need to be protected. Fences inside the timber sale area will not be protected.
- All logging operations must be conducted in accordance with the guidelines set out in the Best Management Practices Manual of the North Carolina Forest Service and any other applicable local, state or federal regulations concerning harvesting of timber.
- No tops or laps will be allowed to remain in streams, fields, forest roads, road right-of-ways or over property boundaries. They must be pulled back immediately.
- No boundary line trees shall be cut, unless marked for cutting.
- Buyer shall be responsible for removal of all trash (cans, bottles, paper, etc.) from loading decks and for any contamination of the property by fuel, grease or oil spills.
- Buyer or logging contractor must maintain workman’s compensation insurance and a minimum of $1 Million general liability insurance.
- Buyer must assume all risks incident to timber harvesting and shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Sellers and the Seller’s agent, Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc., from and against loss of or damage to property of the Seller, Agent or others and injuries to or death of all persons resulting from the Buyer’s timber harvesting operations.
- TMMOC reserves the right to stop harvesting operations if, in its sole opinion, excessive rutting or damage to the property is occurring. Buyer will be responsible for repairing any excessively rutted surfaces.
- Buyer must notify TMMOC at least 48 hours prior to moving equipment onto the property. The owner may need time to move cows.
- A pre-harvest meeting with the logger, buyer, and TMMOC must be conducted before logging begins.
- A temporary easement has been recorded providing access to the block south of Flat Rock Rd.
- Prior to the start of logging, Buyer shall deliver to TMMOC a performance bond in the amount of $2,000.00 made payable to Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc. This performance bond shall be retained by TMMOC in a non-interest bearing account and may be used by TMMOC, on behalf of the Seller, to perform any act required to be done by the Buyer, under the terms of this contract. In the event TMMOC/Seller uses any portion of the performance bond, Buyer shall restore the performance bond to its full amount immediately upon demand by the Seller. Any unused portion of the performance bond shall be returned to Buyer within 10 days following the completion of a satisfactory final logging inspection. The amount of the performance bond shall not be deemed a limitation on Buyer’s liability for damages.
Only sealed bids will be accepted, and owners reserve the right to reject any or all bids. BIDS SHOULD BE MAILED TO: Robert Strother and Gail Matt, c/o Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc., P. O. Box 97803, Raleigh, NC 27624-7803 or hand delivered to Suite 101, 800 Salem Woods Drive, Raleigh, NC 27615 or they may be telephoned in prior to the time of bid opening. Bids may also be faxed to 919-848-2230. Bids must be made on a lump-sum basis and must be received at this address not later than 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, 2019.
Thomas Rudd, Forester
Edwin E. Orr, RF, CF, ALC