A forester identifies types and species of trees in order to determine how best to care for and maintain a forest. Care and maintenance may involve the cutting of trees, evaluating timber for purchase and for sale, managing wildlife in the forest, and appraising tree value.
Why should I have a forester help me with my timber
As a private woodland owner you may not be receiving the full value and benefits that can be realized through professional timber management. According to Pennsylvania Forestry Association data, private lands could grow twice as much timber if managed properly.
Manage for wildlife
Make money and improve your forest conditions
Hickman Timber Management is FSC certified and will manage your forest in an environmentally appropriate and socially beneficial manner under the FSC guidelines.
How much does an inspection cost
If you are serious about committing your land to a long term management plan that preserves the forest resource, increase you land value, and provides a source of income that will grow… Call us for a FREE, NO OBLIGATION, on-site evaluation. (Up to 100 miles from Emlenton)
What regions are served
We can manage timberland anywhere in the tri-state area. Our service coverage area extends within a 100 mile radius of Emlenton, Pennsylvania, inluding parts of eastern Ohio and southern New York.
How much land do I need in order to be managed
There are a variety of factors that would need to be considered. It’s best to call and talk with someone, but generally a minimum of 25 acres would be an appropriate starting place.
How much is timber worth
Every property is unique and while small stands have proven profitable for their owners, only an onsite inspection can determine the current value of a stand and its potential for future profit, sustainability and usability.
How does cutting trees down make my forest better
Managing a forest is like tending to a garden. Weak trees, like weeds, need to be picked in order to help enhance the health and vitality of a forest. Removing some trees will open the forest canopy allowing for regeneration of young trees. This knowledge of forest maintenance comes from education and generations of experience that the Hickman family can provide.
Larry Hickman has a special passion for timber management. He was born into the sawmill life and it’s all he has ever done for work his whole life. Along with working in the sawmill he has a great passion for the forest, trees, and nature of all sorts. He cuts down trees to provide for […]
I went to a really interesting event the other day about timber management in Western PA. “Loving the Land Through Working Forests Conference” in Titusville, PA. It was put on by the Foundation for Sustainable Forests and the Forest Guild This organization started by Troy and Lynn Firth in 2004 to manage and protect […]
Arbor Day Arbor Day is a national holiday for the trees! It’s a pretty cool day to celebrate trees. Trees are such an important part of our lives from the very basic life necessity of breathing, to the landscaping around your home, to the construction and beauty of your home, to the paper you […]
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