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Subject:  Re: bought forest property Date:  2/16/2013  5:32 AM
Author:  AndrewXnn Number:  117797 of 123001

My Dad bought 55 acres at auction about a decade ago for $18K.
Not sure how it is being treated for taxes.
We call it "the farm" since it used to be a farm.
It is half wooded and was half open fields.
I helped plant about 4000 trees; Black Walnut, Black Cherry, Red Pine, Cedar, Doug Fir, American Chestnut (experimental). He bought a nice John Deere tractor that he uses to mow the open parts. Probably paid more for the tractor than the land. There is also a "barn".

Separately, he has