Located in the heart of the Sequatchie Valley, Sequatchie County is rich in natural beauty and resources. Of the 176,240 acres in Sequatchie County, 130,600 acres are forested, that’s 77% of the county. This large area brings in between $1,600,000 (stumpage) to $4,500,000 (delivered) per year. The Mission of the University of Tennessee is to provide researched-based information to residents and landowners in Sequatchie County.
How to improve your Forestland
- Use the advice and services of a professional forester.
Click here for a list of Professional Foresters in Tennessee
- Have a forest management plan prepared for your land. (The plan should tell you what you have, what you need to do, and when you need to do it)
- Reforest all of your idle or cut-over forestlands.
- Use good marketing techniques when you sell timber.
- Become familiar with timber tax laws.
- Be an active manager of your forestland.
UT Extension Forestry Publications
- Timber Theft! How to Avoid It and What to Do If It Happens
- Sustainable Forestry versus Diameter Limit Cutting PB 1848
- Estimating Weight of Logs and Standing Timber: A Guide for Foresters, the Forest Industry and Landowners
- Setting Up the Books: A Forest Owner’s Guide to Capital Accounts and Record-Keeping for Federal Income Tax Purposes
- Short Rotation Woody Crops for Biofuel
- Saving Trees and Making Money in Residential Development
- Marketing Timber in Tennessee
- Understanding Log Scales and Log Rules
- A Hardwood Log Grading Handbook
- Identifying Hickory and Walnut Trees Native to Tennessee Using BRFs
- The All Season Pocket Guide to Identifying Common Tennessee Trees
- Forest Practice Guidelines for Tennessee
- Conducting a Simple Timber Inventory
- Forest*A*Syst: Self Assessment to Prioritize Your Forest Uses PB 1679
- The Business of Carbon Credit Trading for Forest Landowners
- Identification and Control of Non-Native Invasive Forest Plants in Tennessee
- Managed Forests for Healthy Ecosystems
- Site Preparation for Natural Regeneration of Hardwoods
- A Glossary of Common Forestry Terms (print edition) PB 1867
Manage for Wildlife
- TWRA Landowner programs
UT Extension Wildlife Publications
- Landowners’ Guide to Wildlife Food Plots PB 1874
- A Quick Guide for Landowners Managing Old-fields for Wildlife PB 1855
- The Hunters’ Guide to a Successful Hunt Lease
- Native Warm-Season Grasses: Identification, Establishment and Management for Wildlife and Forage Production in the Mid-South
- Renovating Native Warm-Season Grasses for Wildlife PB 1856
- Managing Wildlife Around Your Home PB 1868
- Urban Trees for Wildlife
Backyard Wildlife, Birds and Pollinators
- UT Horticulture Backyard Wildlife
- Improving Your Backyard Wildlife Habitat
- Hummingbird Gardening in Tennessee
- Butterfly Gardening
- Urban Trees for Wildlife
UT Links on Forestry and Wildlife
- UT Extension Forestry
- UT Extension Wildlife
- The University of Tennessee Forest Resources Research and Education Center – an 11,500-acre field research laboratory