Our forest stewardship services will provide you with expert advice, sustainability, and best management practices. We accomplish this in part through our investments in cutting-edge machinery and state-of-the-art technology that allows us to optimize each individual log for the best possible value while at the same time significantly reducing waste.

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Whether you have 10 or 10,000 acres of land, Associated Land Management has the experience, know-how, and timber harvesting capabilities to help you manage your forest for best use today and well into the future.

We approach timber management with a personal mindset—our management activities are custom-tailored to fit your property’s unique characteristics while fulfilling your goals.

Our team of experienced foresters will assess your property and determine the value of your trees. We will then send a forester to your land to cruise and grade the logs. Once the logs have been graded, we will provide you with a competitive offer.

We offer prompt payment and can schedule the harvest of your timber with a logging crew. We also have relationships with logging crews within the Carolinas, so we can accommodate your specific needs.

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Mission Statement

At Associated Land Management, we work closely with landowners to develop a comprehensive management plan that achieves their short and long-term goals.

Our experienced team of foresters will help provide landowners with a sustainable income source through proper management and conservation techniques.

Land management also encompasses the overall economic value and health of the forest itself. A healthy forest will provide for healthy timber—which can improve the profitability of the harvest.

Our foresters focus on all aspects of land management, including wildlife habitat, prescribed burns, watershed quality, and future harvests.

Our team of highly qualified experts will work hard to ensure that your forest remains healthy and profitable for decades to come through our management techniques.

Meet The Team

Alan Abernathy
General Manager

Phone: 803-627-1650

Alan is a native of South Carolina and has worked as a Forester in the coastal plain and piedmont areas of both Carolinas for 32 years. He is the Land & Procurement Manager in Gaffney, South Carolina. He worked for Boise Cascade for 29 years before coming to Associated Hardwoods and currently works as a Wood Procurement and Land Management Forester.

Art Howard
Log Buyer/Forest Technician/Real Estate Broker/Landowner Assistant

Phone: 828-610-3553

Art’s combined experience, along with his appreciation for the land and those who work with it, provided him an opportunity at Associated Hardwoods, Inc. to serve as a Log Buyer for the western piedmont region of North Carolina.

Mark Tucker
Division COO

Phone: 828-261-5199

Mark Tucker is the Division COO for Land Management, Sawmill, and Log Procurement. He graduated from Haywood Technical College and started his career with Associated Hardwoods back in 1989. In his spare time, Mark enjoys spending time with his family and attending church.

Roy H. Boyd
Forester/Landowner Assistant

Phone: 803-203-1102

Roy earned his B.S. degree in Forest Management from Clemson University in 1985.

After graduation, he began his career with the S.C. Forestry Commission and retired in 2017 with over 30 years of experience in wildland fire control and forest management.

Over the years, he has served as Project Forester, Area Forester, and Assistant District Forester. He served on the S.C. Tree Farm Committee and was Chairman for District 3 and Tour Chairman for the S.C. Tree Farmer of the Year tour.

He also served on the western fire team and is an S.C. Certified Prescribed Fire Manager and certified tree farm inspector. As a registered forester in South and North Carolina, he has assisted numerous landowners in dealing with timber and wildlife management plans, prescribed burning, insect, and disease assistance, along with timber sales and reforestation.

Roy has extensive knowledge of the cost-share programs that are available to forest landowners through the state and federal agencies.