Planning Family Forests: How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family

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Planning Family Forests:  How to Keep Woodlands Intact and in the Family


A property owner's guide to keeping their forests in the family using real-life case studies

In his seventh forestry book, Professor Thom McEvoy, after 9 years of research, compiles stories of forest-owning families representing every major timber type in the United States.  There are narratives and analyses that tell the trials, missteps and successes of an older generation of woodland owners sufficiently committed to keeping their forests intact and in the family.

Anyone who wishes to control and keep their forests in their family forever MUST read this book before another day passes and it's too late and before meeting with their estate attorney and accountant.


Excerpt from Planning Family Forest - a sample case study.






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  • 5
    Excellent Book

    Posted by Congressional Representative Peter Welch on 2nd Nov 2013

    Thanks for sending me Thom's excellent book. I really appreciate the work you do for Vermont and our forests.

  • 5
    A great service to foresters and private woodland owners

    Posted by Ross Morgan, Consulting Forester, NEK , Vermont on 31st Oct 2013

    This is a book which will be of great service to every forester who works with private woodland owners. After reading it completely, I feel it also should belong to landowners whose forest needs a future as well.. This book will help me provide forestry services with more definitive understanding.

  • 5
    Nation's Leading Guide on how to keep family forests as forests

    Posted by Darrel Pendris, Southeast Regional Manager, Forest Stewardship Council - U.S. on 31st Oct 2013

    Probably the only person in the U.S. able to masterfully blend forestry, business law, and the emotional dynamics of family woodland owners in an enjoyable narrative style is Thom McEvoy. With this book, he has clearly produced the nation's leading guide on how to keep family forests as forests -- in the smartest ways possible. His book reveals an invaluable series of lessons from real families and real forests.

  • 5
    Planning Family Forests

    Posted by Sarah G. Tischelr, Esq. and Partner at Langrock, Sperry, & Wool, LLP specializing in estates and fam on 31st Oct 2013

    The case study approach is eminently accessible and the stories compelling. This focus on family is so important.

  • 5
    Planning Family Forests

    Posted by Tom Martin, President & CEO, American Forests Foundation on 31st Oct 2013

    In writing this book, Professor McEvoy has given a gift to all Americans.

  • 5
    Just what I've been looking for.

    Posted by Susan Benedict on 19th Sep 2013

    After six years of reading anything I could find on forest estate planning, I found answers to my questions in this book.