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Thinned Pine Plantation


Planted Field and Planted Pine Plantation

Lyle Taylor

Lyle is Founder and President of Woodlands Enterprises, Inc. He oversees all core forest operations. His responsibilities include timber procurement, financing, sales and marketing. Lyle earned a BS and MS in Forestry from the University of Tennessee. He previously worked for Anderson Tully Timber Company in Mississippi and Georgia Pacific in Georgia. Lyle is a GA Master Timber Harvester and participants in continuing logger education. He lives in Rome with his two sons, Jackson and Boone.

Ben Hamrick

Ben joined the Woodlands Enterprises team in the spring of 2016. Ben comes to Woodlands Enterprises from Regions Bank where he was a Business Banker for the previous 6 years. Ben oversees the business operations of Woodlands Enterprises and its subsidiaries as well as the companies’ fuel bark business. Ben received a BS in Finance from the University of Alabama. He lives in Cartersville with his wife Theresa and children, Luke and Jane. Ben is active in the Cartersville community through his church, St. Francis of Assisi as well as other local charities.

Candace Bennett


Office Manager

Candace is the Office Manager at Woodlands Enterprises, Inc. She oversees all accounts receivable, invoicing, insurance compliance and landowner settlements. She insures that all landowner and logging settlements are timely and accurate. She assists with all accounts receivable, invoicing, and all fuel wood operations. Candace lives in Cartersville, Georgia with her husband Joseph and two children Josie and Jake.

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