Just like other business endeavors, you get out of it what you put into it. The Anthony family’s and ATI’s goal is to make every acre we manage achieve its highest and best use through skilled, efficient, and professional handling. Our staff of 10 graduate foresters manages over 200,000 acres of prime, South Arkansas timberland, in accordance with each tract’s greatest potential.
ATI believes strongly in the “multiple use concept,” whereby timberland is managed to achieve several different and desirable goals simultaneously: timber growth, wildlife habitat, scenic and recreational quality, and protection of the watershed. This means that ATI is not simply a pine management company. Though much of the land under our management is best suited for pine, we also manage creek and river bottom lowlands to maximize production of high-grade hardwoods, as well as provide diversity of habitat for wildlife proliferation.
Though grounded in a tradition of natural, “uneven-age” timber management, ATI personnel utilize a broad range of management tools in order to best serve the needs of both the land and its owners. Prescribed burning, chemical application for herbaceous weed control, and use of sophisticated mapping technology are all commonly employed by ATI foresters. Our professionals also draw upon a staff of forestry technicians, surveyors and line maintenance personnel.
With over 110 years of experience in the field, ATI stands ready to offer our customers the benefits of timberland management that is efficient, effective, and economical. All timber harvested by ATI contractors is done in accordance with Best Management Practices promulgated by the Arkansas Forestry Commission, and all managed timberland is certified by the American Tree Farm System.
Maintaining a sustainable forest on all ATI-managed timberland is key to the continued success of the company and its customers. Through the practice of “selective harvesting” and “uneven-aged management,” only mature or defective trees are harvested from the forest, while younger trees are left to grow, allowing the forest to regenerate naturally with no need to replant. Only when natural regeneration is deficient will we clear-cut, sit prep, and fully replant a harvested tract.
Through responsible management, ATI is proud to say that there are more trees in south Arkansas now than there were 100 years ago.