A professional forester will help you achieve your ownership goal and will make sure that the forestry practices used enhance the future condition and value of your woodland. You will get the job done right.
No, a forestry consultant markets and sells your timber for you. A timber sale almost always generates more income when a local forester assists in the sale. Forestry consultants have an in tune knowledge of short term and long term timber markets, extremely valuable relationships with local mills, loggers, and timber buyers.
Besides setting up timber sales, consulting foresters handle mostly all things dealling with land managment. Some of these things include, but are not limited to, tree planting, site preparations for tree planting, prescribed burning, herbicide applications, boundary marking, and timber cruising and appraisals.
Pricing vary dependant on the type of work and/or scale of work we do for our clients. Most timber sales are commission based while other services are generally priced by the acre. Contact us for specifics.
Generally speaking, a logging contractor needs to produce at least 40, 18 wheeler truck loads of timber on a single job to make it worth the price of moving their equipment. Although we have worked on smaller jobs, in our experience 20 acres is ussually the minimum acres needed to make a timber sale.
There are both state and federal cost share programs available that assist with the cost of replanting your land. Frazier Forestry LLC works with the leaders of these programs to enroll landowners and maximize cost share benefits.