Frequently Asked Questions

  • Forestry/General

  • Timber Sales

  • management Plans

Why Should I Choose a Consultant Forester?

Not all foresters are the same.
There are Industrial Foresters (paid by the mill), and Municipal Foresters (work for State, Fed, etc.), and Consultant Foresters (paid on commissions  directly from the landowner).
I am a Consultant Forester, that means I work for you.  I have a quality educational background, broad area of expertise along with certified forester status, and membership in: NYSDEC, SAF, and NYICF.
I place your timber harvest out to bid so the buyers can compete for your timber and you can be confident in the price received and whats being sold.
I make a commission from the price of timber on the highest bid, so my interest is gaining you the most money for your harvest.
Most of the time the difference in the two highest bids more than covers my commission.
>NYSDEC recommends using a Consultant Forester.

What region do you cover?

We cover about an 80-90 mile radius from Manlius, NY.
That's Nine counties: Onondaga, Cayuga, Oswego, Oneida, Madison, Cortland, Tioga, Chenango, Otsego.
Special cases will be considered.

What is TSI?

Timber Stand Improvement is a pre-commercial thinning in which a forester marks undesirable trees for culling according to a prescription.  Removing trees of lower value and poor form can expedite growth of the residual trees and return greater value on a shorter harvest rotation.