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To assist in the management of your timberland, we offer a number of services.

Timber Inventory
Timber Appraisal
Timber Management Plans
Specialty Marketing
Timber Sales
Forest Stewardship Plans
Acquisition & Divestiture of Timberlands
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
Insect & Disease Control
Litigation

Timber Damage Assessment
Timber Stand Improvement
Forest Regeneration
GIS & GPS Technologies
Taxation and Estate Planning
Boundary Marking
Hunting Lease Management


Timber Inventory - Determine volume of timber by species and products

Do you know the amount of merchantable timber on your property? We’ll tell you!

Tree measurements are recorded on a Pennbook computer, then down loaded to our office computer for generation of reports

A forest inventory classifies land into timber stand areas of similar tree size, composition, productivity and financial return.

Grouping of timber types also corresponds with different wildlife habitats, special management areas and rare or uncommon species. We furnish reports and maps showing the location and acreage of various forest stands, their timber growth, volume of different forest products, quality, defect present, merchantability and unique features of the land.

An inventory is a necessary first step in developing a management plan.    top

Timber Appraisal - Apply market value to inventory

Don’t sell your timber before you know what it’s worth!

The forest inventory is used to develop a detailed appraisal. The timber and land are valued by species, tree grades, diameter classes, accessibility, logging conditions and growth potential.

Appraisals are necessary for purchase, sale, litigation and intensive management of forest lands.

In addition, tax and estate planning require an appraisal of your timber land.    top

Timber Management Plans - To guide the management of your resources

Your Direction to the Future:

Forests can provide you a vast array of benefits, including financial, aesthetic and recreational. In addition, environmental benefits such as wildlife habitat, soil conservation, watershed protection and others can be derived from a healthy forest. Decisions you make today will affect the potential of your forest to provide these benefits long into the future.

We will guide you through the process of identifying your goals and developing management objectives to help you reach them.

Your forest management plan will describe your forest’s present condition, identify your goals and list management recommendations designed to maximize the benefits that are most important to you.

Landowners own forests for different reasons. Identifying those reasons and developing a strategy will ensure the greatest benefits from forest ownership.

We are included on the Pennsylvania Forest Stewardship Program Plan Writer’s List, enabling the landowner to receive cost sharing moneys for plan writing and implementing certain management practices.    top

Specialty Marketing - Worldwide markets for export sawlogs, veneer and domestic grade sawlogs

Increasing demand for forest products coupled with the reduction in harvest on public lands has dramatically increased the value of and competition for timber from private forest lands. this ever-changing market makes it difficult for the private landowner to market his forest products most profitably. We keep abreast of market trends, locally, regionally and world-wide to ensure you the best possible price for your forest products.

We have sales services and markets for:

Standing Timber
Veneer Logs
Sawlogs
Pulpwood
Whole Tree Chips
Timberland

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Timber Sales -
We’ll get you the best possible return    top



Forest Stewardship Plans
- To qualify for cost sharing moneys

Acquisition & Divestiture of Timberlands    top



Environmental Regulatory Compliance
- Erosion & Sedimentation Plans, wetlands regulations    top



Insect & Disease Control
- Gypsy moth, forest tent caterpillar, spanworm, etc.    top



Litigation
- Expert witness on timber and property problems    top



Timber Damage Assessment
- Fire, wind, insect, disease, trespass, clearing for right-of-ways or mining    top



Timber Stand Improvement
- Increase future value Forest Regeneration    top



Forest Regeneration
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GIS & GPS Technologies
- To combine computer mapping, aerial photography, global positioning of property features with a forest inventory.    top



Taxation and Estate Planning   
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Boundary Marking   
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Hunting Lease Management
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