The 6,739±-acre East Branch Mattawamkeag Forest is a timberland investment opportunity bringing together a variable timber resource, 3.5± miles of attractive river frontage, an extensive interior gravel road network, and all the related recreational amenities a large forested property affords. Located in southern Aroostook County and only 10 miles from Interstate 95, the property provides easy access for both personal use and forest management activities. For the investor looking for modest near-term timber harvesting opportunities, with an eye towards biological and financial appreciation of the forest resource, this property is a good fit.
Based on a 2016 stratified timber inventory, the forest is currently comprised of a well-balanced mix of stands with approximately 58% of the acreage identified as sapling- and pole-size classes. Current stocking is estimated at 11,289 MBF and 121,573 tons, approximately 12.7 cords per commercial acre. The merchantable stocking is dominated by softwood species, accounting for 95% of the total sawtimber volume, of which spruce/fir is the largest component. Approximately 77% of the merchantable sawtimber falls within 8-14” diameter class, which bodes well for future product and value shift.
Herein is an excellent opportunity to purchase a large parcel of Maine timberland at an economical price point, providing solid financial returns and many ancillary benefits beyond the numbers.
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