Estate Planning for Landowners: A Guide for Technical Assistance

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While nothing takes the place of communicating your woodland ownership goals with your family, you may have a need for further technical assistance on legal or tax implications of estate planning. Discuss with your family your legal and financial issues and share information on any outside advisors you have consulted.

Estate Planning for Forest Landowners: What will become of your timberland? provides guidelines and assistance to private forest owners and their professional advisors on the application of estate planning techniques to forest properties. For more information, view and download the publication.

(Siegel, William C.; Haney, Harry L., Jr.; Greene, John L. 2009. Estate planning for forest landowners: what will become of your timber? Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS–112. Asheville, NC: U.S.Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 180 p.)