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Heritage Land Report 2012/06/11, 10:29 AM

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Carbon Sequestration equal benefits to wildlife while creating additional income on your investment?

Carbon sequestration is the process by which atmospheric carbon dioxide is taken up by trees, grasses, and other plants through photosynthesis and stored as carbon in biomass (trunks, branches, foliage, and roots) and soils. The sink of carbon sequestration in forests and wood products helps to offset sources of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere, such as deforestation, forest fires, and fossil fuel emissions.

Over the past decade the carbon market has been in its infant stage while the scientific community developed the ability to measure the carbon that can be captured through reforestation. While some will argue this practice will have little effect on the global carbon foot print, there are some certain factors. For example land investors that own or intend to purchase a property that is suitable for reforestation can benefit from Carbon Sequestration. As an example using an interplant method known as 302-302, described as planting 302 Hardwood seedlings and 302 Cottonwood seedlings to each re-forested acre. By following this procedure the fast growing Cottonwoods will create a forest site within the first growing season that would take a pure Hardwood stand ten years to create, in other words the Cottonwood trees grow at such a rate that creating “New” wildlife bedding and foraging habitat can be accomplished in just one or two growing seasons. Obviously for wildlife and people interested in wildlife this is a major boom. Furthermore the fast growing Cottonwoods give a competitive element to the hardwoods by forcing them to expend their energy in vertical growth, creating a faster growing and more quality stand of timber within a much shorter timeline.

Carbon is now traded as a commodity and has a value assigned to each metric ton registered on the trading board. So a landowner who enters into a Carbon Contract and sells the registered carbon can be paid for his / her carbon. Much like owning other commodities that can be bought or sold on the open market. Now with that said the value of sequestered carbon at today’s prices is not something a person is going to see huge profits from but non-the-less it is income on the investment and is creating a two fold return from wildlife and carbon and who knows at some point the price of carbon may reach higher values hence larger returns?

There are companies out there that specifically register and trade carbon as well as help educate landowners on how to become “Carbon Farmers” while maximizing their property for income and wildlife.

Personally I have become a “Carbon Farmer” and have begun to see the wildlife return on my investment. The company I chose to work though is Green Trees,www.green-trees.com

Sartains Heritage Properties specializes in land investment and development of the investment, to learn more on properties that offer the two fold return from wildlife and income give us a call..

Whitney Lake .
764+/-acres located along Hwy 315 and Darling

Big BrakeBirdie road in Quitman County Mississippi. This property is enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program and has been designed for waterfowl and upland hunting. The location of the property is excellent for waterfowl hunting as its right in the middle of the Tallahatchie & Coldwater River flyway, which is known to be the most abundant waterfowl flyway in the state. Quitman County is quickly becoming known for its trophy whitetail hunting; in resent years several Mississippi record book deer have been harvested from this area. With frontage on Whitney Lake the property offers fishing opportunity within this scenic cypress lake. With its close proximity to Memphis and Tunica and easy highway access this is a fantastic recreational property. Priced at $1,350.00 per acre / Jacob Sartain 662-836-6048

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Techeva Valley

718 +/- acres located along Shannon Bottom Road in Yazoo County, Mississippi. This is a first class hunting and recreational property offering investment grade hardwoods and 18 year pine plantation timber. With it’s proximity to the Mississippi Delta the property supports a healthy deer herd with great genetics.

The large mass bearing capabilities of the hardwoods, older age pines with open forest floors for lounging/strutting and several acres of managed food plots, the property offers excellent turkey hunting as well.

The terrain is very diverse from flat top ridges and bottomlands to bluff hills overlooking the Delta. Improvements include: Hunting Cabin, Shed/Cleaning facility, All Weather Roads, Food Plots with Shooting Houses and Gated Access. $1,759,100.00 Contact: Jacob Sartain 662-836-6048

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