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  Q: Will the company or
individuals harvesting the
timber be properly
insured?

A: Absolutely. The
company will be required
to file a certificate of
insurance evidencing
adequate workman's
compensation coverage,
public liability &
automobile liability
coverage before entering
the owners property.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
  Sustainable Forestry is one of the newest approaches to managing your timber. It is based on sound and tested timber management practices that have been approved by the leaders in the industry. Your timber stand is one of your most valuable assets and it is important to know that you are properly managing your timber... for current and future growth.

Sustainable Forestry Consultants have developed a four-step approach to timber management that is based on sound forestry management. We are available to demonstrate and implement a "Best Practice" approach for your forest land.

 
     
  #1 - DISCOVERY  
 
 
  S.F.C.'s first priority is to the landowner. We will sit down with the landowner to discuss their desires and long term plans for their property. We understand that each property is different and the goals of the landowner will vary. We ask the right questions to determine the best approach to managing the property. S.F.C. will also explain the “Best Practice” procedures that are in your best interest.  
     
  #2 - EVALUATION  
 
 
  After meeting and understanding the landowner's goals, S.F.C will locate the property both on topographical maps and aerial photographic maps. We will then initiate the fieldwork for the timber harvest. S.F.C. utilizes all of the necessary tools to determine the timber stands density, quality and species composition. During this process, the trees to be removed will be identified and marked. Unless there are other issues presented by the landowner, the timber will be marked using a "TIMBER STAND IMPROVEMENT" TSI harvest. This harvest is an ongoing process that develops a healthy and quality timber stand that will benefit the landowner now and in the future.  
     
  #3 - HARVEST MANAGEMENT  
 
 
  After the timber has been properly marked for sale by S.F.C a prospectus will be created and mailed to a list of 60 - 80 potential buyers. There will be a private bid opening and after approval the high bidder will be awarded the "Harvesting Contract". S.F.C. will work with the company harvesting the timber to ensure they understand and comply with all the items in the contract. Before any timber is cut, the landowner will be paid and all required insurances and DEP Erosion and Soil Control plans are in place. S.F.C will monitor the progress of the timber harvest through its completion.  
     
  THIS IS THE POINT WHERE MOST CONSULTING FIRMS STOP. S.F.C. OFFERS THE NEXT TWO IMPORTANT PHASES OF YOUR TIMBER MANAGEMENT PLAN.  
     
  #4 - LONG TERM MONITORING & REPORTING  
 
 
  During the evaluation and timber marking process, S.F.C. will identify between 25 - 100 trees that are not to be harvested. The number of trees will depend on the size of the timberland. (On very large tracts a point sample cruise may be utilized) These "monitor trees" will be marked and identified by Location, Species, Diameter, Height and Volume for long-term evaluation. A report on these trees will be provided to the landowner. As part of the TSI process a 5-year evaluation and report on these monitor trees will be prepared. S.F.C. will go back into the stand and evaluate the "monitor trees" for growth, health and quality. A new report and opinion will be presented to the landowner for review. This process will continue at least every five years or as needed until the next harvest. The system is also designed to identify any issues that can affect the health and vigor of the timber such as; blow down, ice damage, insect infestations, blights etc.

Call us today to schedule a meeting to discuss your property.  Quality timber management does not just happen….it takes expertise and a defined plan.

Sustainable Forestry Consultants work for the landowner. We are committed to helping landowners get the most out of their property in a manner that is environmentally sound. We feel our service is value added and in reality it does not cost the landowner, but actually adds to the landowners timber and land values.

 

 
     
     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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