The Oak Hill property is a 10,123-acre property located in Fayette County, West Virginia. The property is broken up into eight blocks and is mostly forested with some acreage in active oil and gas activity. Upland Appalachian hardwoods comprise the timber resource.
|Property Name||Oak Hill|
|Coordinates||N 37° 58′ 46″ W 81° 11′ 54″
|Previous Owner||White Oak Lumber Company.|
|Dominant Forest Type||Appalachian upland hardwood|
|Managing Consultant||Advantage Timberland, Inc.|
|Address||P.O. Box 548 1325 Hockman Pike Bluefield, VA – 24605|
Located in southern West Virginia, eight parcels make up the 10,129 acre Oak Hill property. Oak Hill, Mossy, Carlisle, Pax and Fayetteville are local communities amid the property. Three major highways traverse the property including US Route 19 to the east, Interstate 77 to the west, and US Route 61 centrally located.
The Oak Hill property was purchased from White Oak Lumber Company, who owned the property in fee for several years. HFF VI only owns the surface and timber rights within the Oak Hill property. As with much of the surrounding region, coal has played a vital role into shaping the ownership into what it is today. White Oak Lumber Company conducted several management activities during its tenure including but not limited to timber harvesting, establishment of boundary lines, and hunting leases.
There are 3,684 board feet per forested acre of sawtimber and 17.1 tons of pulpwood on the property. The seven leading species of sawtimber are yellow poplar, chestnut oak, red oak, red maple, hickory, black oak and white oak. Two major forest conditions—mesic and xeric, define the timber resource and provide a basis for the forest types. Slope position, aspect and elevation dictate the type of species for a given location and the growth rate therein.