FORESTRY SERVICES

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OUR FORESTRY MISSION:

We assist landowners throughout Northern and Central New York with a variety of timber
management services. We have managed parcels as small as 5 acres and as large as several
thousand acres. In today's competitive and ever changing forest products marketplace it is
essential that you have professional assistance to assure you that you receive the highest
possible price for your timber pursuant to good forest management practices. The proper
management of your forestland and other forestlands throughout the area will help us sustain
our regional forest industry.

TIMBER INVENTORY AND VALUATION:

The first step in the process of managing timber is to establish the current timber inventory on
the property and the potential value or potential future value for the timber.
We offer a free walk through evaluation of your property to determine the
possibilities that exist for your property.
This free evaluation will include a report that will
advise you as to what actions could be taken with the parcel. There are absolutely no
obligations on your part. If you would like to have us walk your property and provide you with a
free Timber Management Potential Report you may contact us here
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Once it is determined that management will take place a timber inventory will be conducted.
This inventory will establish the species present at the site, quality of the species, timber
volumes and timber classes. The timber inventory will provide the information needed to
determine the value of the standing timber.

TIMBER MANAGEMENT PLAN:

The next step in the management of your forest land is to develop a management plan based
on the findings of the timber inventory. The findings in the Timber Inventory will dictate the
course of action that can be implemented. The findings may determine that the property is
ready for a commercial timber harvest of valuable timber or they may indicate that a timber
stand improvement thinning of cull, pulpwood and low value trees to release potential high
value trees may be in order.

TIMBER SALE & TIMBER SALE MANAGEMENT:

Finally, once it has been determined through the management plan that the potential for a
commercial harvest or timber stand improvement thinning exists, the timber to be harvested is
marked and tallied. Once it is marked and tallied it is ready for sale. The type of sale will be
determined by the quality of the timber and the type of harvest to be conducted. The most
effective way to sell high value timber is through a lump sum sealed bid auction to the highest
acceptable bidder while the most conducive type of sale for low grade or timber stand
improvements is to market the respective forest products produced from the low grade timber.
We represent the landowner in both types of sales. We mark and tally the timber to be
sold,prepare the sales offering, offer the timber for sale,prepare the timber contracts, enforce
the clauses and supervise the timber harvesting operation.  

    
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