The Land Awakens
Good Morning! I am tapping away this morning. Did you ever notice how many greens there are in Spring? It is worth noticing as the land comes to life again after it’s winter nap. While the winter was not a snowy or dreadfully cold this year, there is something, to seeing new life. It is an annual reminder of the resiliency and complexity of the natural world.
In light of the events and happenings in the world today, it is clearly renewing and I have enjoyed several moments this weekend watching and listening to Spring arrive.
I had the pleasure of walking a 20 acre hardwood tract on Saturday. I snapped t the picture for this blog while walking. With Ellie Bird leading the way we walked from the upland part of the tract along the road down into a small bottomland full of fern, holly, and small wetland pools collecting rain from recent days. The property has been improved with grassy trails and leading throughout. The tract is unique in that it’s forest canopy was largely created by hardwood, as the pine took second place. This is a nice departure from some of the less diverse pine plantation oriented tracts we manage.
Located between two large agricultural tracts this property has excellent connectivity to other timberland tracts via the stream corridor located on the back of the tract. While channelized and lacking the creativity a woodland stream might have, it none the less offers good edge habitat and opportunities to provide food plots for wildlife. This was a great piece to walk on a Spring morning.
The Spring land market is strong as land buyers continue to seek ways to make the investment goals in tangible assets. Last week alone I toured over 1000 acres of land we are in conversations to bring to market. Land Owners recognize land values are solid, as they seek to diversify holdings, yet inventory of high quality agricultural tracts remain in short supply. In a time of uncertainty, land proves to be a sound place to put financial assets. Historically, it is good hedge on inflation and it’s value will never go to zero.
We have over 35,000 acres of inventory of land in the Chesapeake Region. Call us today our team will help you Find Your Place to see how many colors of green there are in Spring! Be Well.