For Newton County about $218,000 actually does grow on trees.
Tuesday night the Newton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to sell timber form a 14-acre tract of land.
The land, near the intersection of Lower River Road and New Mote Road south of Covington, was priced out by Barber Forest Consultants.
The 14 acres worth of timber comes out to slightly more than $240,000, but a 100-foot buffer of remaining trees is required. The 100-feet of trees left standing, is about $12,000 worth that will remain, according to Newton County Chairman Keith Ellis.