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Timber Marketing & Procurement Specialists

Since 1936, S. A. Allen, Inc. has helped landowners take their forest products to market. Our experience in forest products, appreciation for family values, focus on landowner objectives, and industry leadership in the Southeast makes us the leading choice for all of your timber marketing and harvesting needs. If you have marketable timber standing on your site, we would be grateful for the opportunity to assist you in taking these forest products to market. You can trust S. A. Allen to help you reach your forestry objectives.

First load ever delivered into the paper mill, taken May 18th, 1936

Photo of the 1st load delivered into the paper mill, taken May 18th, 1936. The picture shows the original owner, Samuel Andrew Allen, wearing his traditional 3-piece suit. His son, Samuel Doyle Allen (at the age of 15), is standing behind the cab of the 1st truck. Click here to read an article written in 1999 referencing this photo after Union Bag Co. merged with International Paper.

A Long History with Timber

S. A. Allen was founded due to the relationship Samuel A. Allen had with owners of the Union Bag and Paper Company. When the mill was built in Savannah, Allen was asked to come to Savannah and become a major supplier of raw material to the mill. As a result, he moved his family as well as the wood crews needed and their families to Savannah in 1936 to start supplying pulpwood to the “Bag.”

Since that time, the company has become a leader in wood supply in Southeast Georgia and the low country of South Carolina. Steve Allen, son of Sam D. Allen and grandson of Sam A. Allen, currently is the majority owner of S. A. Allen, Inc. Our mission is to procure and deliver timber for the needs of our customers in a profitable, safe, ethical, and environmentally conscious manner.

Samuel Andrew Allen - Founder of S. A. Allen

Samuel Andrew Allen

Samuel Doyle Allen - 2nd Generation Owner of S. A. Allen - Savannah, GA

Samuel Doyle Allen

2nd Generation Owner

Timber Marketing & Harvesting Services

Marketing your timber can quickly become an overwhelming task without proper information and previous experience. S. A. Allen works with an extensive network of logging contractors that specialize in all classes of timber. Together, we work to ensure your raw material is moved from the timber stands to the mills. S. A. Allen will also help you determine the value of your timber and what type of sale, lump sum or per unit, best fits your needs.

Wood tracking tag on lumber - S. A. Allen - Savannah, GA

S. A. Allen specializes in total tree harvest (clear-cut), first thinning, second thinning, and land development harvests where meeting deadlines are crucial. We also consider the wildlife habitat on your property and will guide you on sustainable forestry silviculture. This allows a gamut of wildlife to prosper and thrive. With over 100 years of combined forestry experience, S. A. Allen can consult with you to choose the best methods to meet your needs in harvesting your timber.

Log loader - S. A. Allen - Savannah, GA

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is my timber worth?

The amount your timber is worth is dependant on a number of factors including timber volume, quality, accessibility, and local supply and demand.

What measures are taken to secure my timber?

We take wood security very seriously. From the time a tree leaves a stand of timber, we track it using load tags and other systems that are unique to each load of wood. These are used by the mill to ensure proper accounting of each ton of wood.

How often do I get paid?

Generally, you will receive weekly settlements, but we can tailor your payments to suit your individual needs.

What is the smallest tract you will harvest?

We primarily cut tracts larger than 15 acres, but we can assist landowners in contacting the appropriate companies that specialize in smaller parcels of timber.

Can you remove trees from residential yards?

We can provide appropriate contact information for a local tree surgeon in your area.

Do you cut hardwood and hardwood swamps?

Yes, we work with contractors that specialize in harvesting timber in these areas.

What if I'm not sure of my property lines?

If you are unsure of your landlines, we can contract for a registered surveyor to mark your landlines and have the cost backed out of your stumpage.

Can I deliver wood to the mill myself?

Unfortunately, this is not a possibility due to insurance reasons and other factors. This is why the mill has relationships with wood dealers.

Contact S. A. Allen

Call or email us today to learn more about how we can assist you with your timber harvesting needs.

1740 Old Dean Forest Road
Pooler GA , 31322
(912) 330-8700