One of the most important and most overlooked aspects of your property is the soil types. It is critical to know what types of soils are available on your land. This allows you to plant the species that will have the highest probability of success and will be most productive. NCRS has a tool available that allows you to very easily map the soil types on your property and also pull up information on the characteristics of each of those soil types. This is very important whether you are making decisions for planting forests or plants. On my property I have over 10 types of soils. You can utilize this tool at: NCRS Web Soil Survey Tool Below is how the soil survey looks on my property in Alabama.