Fred Scott, Jr.
(434) 295-4188


Heavy hardwood timber makes for lovely walks and horseback rides. It's a joy to inspect one's forest and to plan for its growth and sustainability - especially in the autumn with the trees in full color. We maintain a long term forest stewardship plan in consultation with our professional consulting foresters, who are helping us with timber stand improvement practices.

Along with 60,000 other private forest owners, we are long-time members of the American Tree Farm System, the oldest certifier of sustainable forests in the United States, and we are interested in the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) program that continues to evolve here in Virginia. That initiative encourages - and we try to follow - forest management practices that are economically and environmentally responsible and that maintain and improve long-term forest health and productivity.

Together,we prioritize our management goals so that long term healthy forest growth comes first, followed by - in order - natural resource protection, aesthetic considerations, and then income. Not everyone would agree as to whether that's smart, but we think it's a wise use of forest resources.
There is a lot to learn about forest and wild game management, and lots of places to learn it. A great place to start is the Forest Landowners' Update, and just as we teach others to drive teams of horses, our fellow draft horse owner Jason Rutledge of the Healing Harvest Forest Foundation teaches loggers how to use draft horses in the woods and he offers reasons to the small woodlot owner as to why horse teams can be a good way to harvest.

He is enthusiastic about the Draftwood line of wood products. If you would like to know more, please check out the other reference links we maintain.

As we ride these hillsides... most recently studying some Timber Stand Improvement work we have been undertaking. ... and taking an occasional break at a gazebo tucked near an old growth mountain laurel in bloom - and looking out over the orchards sloping from the timbered mountaintops, across hundreds of acres of landscapes and rolling pasture to the valleys below, one cannot but be appreciative of all we enjoy.

Are you a big game hunter? ... for deer, turkey and bear hunting as a member of the Bundoran Hunt Club just ask our Hunt Club manager Jim Wynne

Come learn to drive big teams of horses with us; you will enjoy it, too.

If you need a beautiful location, we can offer you one of the best. Contact Us.