This interesting property located along the banks of Golondrina Creek just north of Garrison near the Arlam community has had its native pine and hardwood forests professionally managed for years. The conservative strategy of thinning harvests and patiently letting the timber grow has resulted in an unusual size and grade of pine sawtimber, as well as some of the hardwoods. A good portion of the pine sawtimber offers an excellent opportunity for the timber investor. Much of this pine timber appears to meet a very high grade in terms of size and quality. The common diameters run in the 18-to 20-inch range, with quite a few observed in the 30-inch class. Merchantable heights on these native pines are running well in excess of three 16-foot logs on the average; much of this pine is 4-logs or taller.
Golondrina Creek is a major perennial stream with beautiful scenery along its banks, and is the southeastern boundary of the property. About a third of this tract is in the creek bottoms associated with Golondrina and two of its tributaries. These soils, while naturally wet-natured, have produced some outstanding pine and hardwood timber. These roughly 50 acres offer an excellent site to grow future timber stands as well as excellent hunting and recreational values.
The uplands comprise about a hundred acres of very productive soils that have grown a good stand of native pines. The loamy fine sandy soils are excellent for growing both pine and hardwood. The bottomland Laneville loam soils along Golondrina Creek are very fertile, while the upland loamy fine sand soils have better drainage yet are very capable of growing good timber, as is evidenced by the present forest. This property offers an excellent opportunity to harvest timber and replant for future production, while providing good recreational attributes in the bottomland areas along the creeks. Signs of deer, squirrel, rabbit, and feral hogs were observed during site visits.
The native forests on this property have a wide assortment of species including loblolly pine, white oak, beech, ash, shortleaf pine, water oak, black oak, sweetgum, southern red oak, American elm, Florida maple, American holly, cherrybark red oak, southern red oak, black cherry, mulberry and hornbeam.
Over most of the property, the understory is semi- to fully open and is easy to traverse on foot.
The southwest well site has a small pond that appears to hold water for most of the year, and is being utilized as wildlife watering location. This abandoned well site and the eastern well site can provide excellent locations for hunting blinds and feeders. An old abandoned and inactive pipeline runs from southwest to northeast across this parcel, and can be seen in several places next to old, large pines and hardwoods that have grown up on top of it.
Part of the currently-utilized historical access road leading to the old well site on the east side of the property appears to cross the adjacent property to the south. This road has been used for recreational access and timber harvesting activities in the past. The interior roads on the property have several washedout crossings that restrict vehicular access, although an ATV might can access some of these. The southwest well site lease road on the western side has a large culvert washout at the big creek branch.
This deed-described 154.24 acres is offered at $2,950 per acre, with the boundary lines requiring a resurvey for refining the boundary description to modern standards to reflect the true acreage. Due to lack of boundary line evidence and need for new survey, the sale price is best described on a per-acre basis. Property boundaries vary from relatively new fencing to old fencing to no evidence of a line. The southeastern boundary of this property follows about 4,600 feet of Golondrina Creek. The easternmost boundary has about 800 feet of frontage on County Road 3284.
The mapping is offered as a general guide as to the location of the property, but no guarantee is made as to the exact location of these boundaries. All provided mapping is based on CAD, GIS aerial photo interpretation using deed call information, and ground checks of a few assumed corner and line markers. Indications are that the actual acreage may be closer to 140 acres but only a new survey can prove this out.
The Sellers are retaining all oil & gas minerals. No seller financing is available.
This property is currently under Ag/Timber Valuation on the taxes. A rough estimate would be about $215 per year; the appraisal district has inaccurate information concerning this particular parcel.
Electric Power (believed as being Rusk County Electric Coop) is on nearby land to north and south of property.
Approximately 800 feet frontage on east side of County Road 3284.
Residents in the area appear to be on water wells, but land is located within the Arlam Concord Water Supply service area.
Garrison ISD School District.
FEMA floodplain along Golondrina Creek.
To arrange site visits, please contact listing agent Mark Brian at 936-590-0986, the TerraStone office at 936-590-4909. A registration form will be emailed to you for your review and signing prior to the site visit, and only takes a few minutes on a smart phone or computer. There is a gate into the property on the east side of CR 3284, and access for inspection is available at this location. The lock combination will be provided with the registration. Internal property access is currently one trail/road along the south line to edge of Golondrina Creek, with the remainder being pedestrian.
Buyers agents are required to contact listing agent to arrange site visits and are required to accompany potential buyers at the time of the first visit. Failure to disclose as a buyers agent or lack of presence upon first site visit will result in co-broker compensation being at discretion of listing agent.
TerraStone Land Company strives to gather good information concerning listed properties from reliable sources, but cannot guarantee the accuracy of said data, including but not limited to boundary line locations, acreages, fence lines, tree ages, timber volumes, timber value, legal title, environmental hazards, condition of improvements, legal access, utility services, or site suitability for agricultural or forestry use. All maps are provided for illustrative purposes only and are not survey plats. Unless specifically stated, no formal land surveying by a licensed surveyor has been used in determining acreages. Aerial and ground photography may include neighboring properties that are not included in this offering, and such photography is intended for general use only. TLC recommends that potential buyers examine the offered property to their own satisfaction, and are strongly urged to verify all pertinent facts for themselves. TLC is not responsible for errors, omissions, offering withdrawal or price modifications.