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Opportunity to grow trees on a farm

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by brentsawyer, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    A neighbor of mine who has 2500 acres in three surrounding counties has offered to let me use a couple acres for growing trees. I have always dreamed of doing this but didn't think that I would have a real opportunity for several years to come so I quickly declined the offer not thinking much about it. However, after thinking and realizing that this is something that I should look into, I was looking for any relevant information pertaining to the subject here.
  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Posts: 4,041

    Hi Brent,

    How would you protect your interests in the section of land that will take years to grow trees? Will you create some sort of lease agreement? What if the owner sells? Where will you be?

    Here is a link I found that may help you investigate this further.
  3. mtdman

    mtdman LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,137

    Definitely have some kind of written agreement about the spot of land set down first. It would suck to grow a nice set of trees only to have the owner of the land come in and swipe them away, with nothing you can do about it.

    Good Luck.

  4. brentsawyer

    brentsawyer LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 663

    Will have legthy contract terms where I will be paying a small fee yearly then will share a % of sales when it is time to harvest, so that is already been thought of and will be covered, Thanks.

    Other information?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    what about DEER damage and trespassers
  6. BBS

    BBS LawnSite Member
    Posts: 60

    i know it has nothing to do with basing your decision..i was just wondering what kind of trees?

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