Forestry Services

Cruising timber

Let Us Actively Manage your Forest Land and
Enroll in Vermont’s Use Value Appraisal Program, “Current Use”.

Many Vermont property owners that own over 25 acres of land are interested the Current Use Program to save money on their tax bill. With 27 years of experience working with landowners we provide all the services the Current Use Program requires.

  • Writing Forest Management Plans
  • GIS-GPS Mapping
  • Property Line Locating and Marking
  • Marking and Supervising Timber Sales
  • Timber Cruising
  • Wildlife Habitat Assessment & Improvements
  • Construction of Forest Roads and Trails

Sustainable Forestry

  • Before A Sustainble Harvesting in Vermont Before A Sustainble Harvesting in Vermont The dense canopy does not allow sunlight to reach the forest floor. Without sunlight there is no new growth and very little food or cover for wildlife.
  • After a Sustainable Harvesting in Vermont After a Sustainable Harvesting in Vermont The openings in the canopy now allow sunlight to reach the forest floor. New growth or the “Circle of Life” begins the first year and will soon provide ample food or cover for wildlife.
  • Active Logging Road in Winter Active Logging Road in Winter This is how an active logging road looks in Vermont while the loggers are skidding wood in the winter.
  • New Recreational Trail New Recreational Trail Freshly seeded logging and recreational trail in Vermont. A non invasive conservation mix is used to help prevent erosion and provide food for wildlife in the forest.
  • Trail One Year Later Trail One Year Later Logging and recreational trail in Vermont one year after a Sustainable Forestry project. Notice the sunlight on the forest floor and the berry bushes growing into these areas. Grasses are well established on trails and ready to be mowed annually during the dry season.
  • Saw Logs Harvested Saw Logs Harvested Vermont log truck taking saw logs to a Vermont saw mill from a Sustainable Forestry project.
     

 

Forestry Management

  • Log Scaling Log Scaling Pat and Tucker count the rings to find how old this sugar maple is.
  • Removing protective tubes from planted oaks Removing protective tubes from planted oaks Pat removes the protective tubes from oak trees he planted. The tubes are removed once the oaks reach the top. They are then supported by stakes untill they can stand on their own.
  • Pat with a 5 year old oak he planted in a patch cut in 1994 Pat with a 5 year old oak he planted in a patch cut in 1994
  • Pat with Jim and Lea with the same oak in 2011 Pat with Jim and Lea with the same oak in 2011
  • Tucker cruising timber Tucker cruising timber Tucker measures the diameter of an ash tree while collecting cruising data.
  • Low impact log forwarder Low impact log forwarder Logs are carried out of the woods on the forwarder and piled on the landing where a log truck can access them and bring them to the mill.