I am interested in the SNA Maine Forestry Program's services, so how does it all begin?
To get started, please call us at +1 800-633-2091. We will be happy to discuss with you your plans for the property, and what you'd like us to help you achieve. We can also schedule a date for one of our foresters to meet with you and walk your woodland with or without you.
Do I need to have a timber harvest conducted on my woodland?
Determining if a timber harvest is necessary on your woodland depends on your objectives, as well as the condition of your woodland. In order to assess the condition of your woodland and make accurate recommendations, the SNA Maine Forestry Program would need to schedule a date to meet with you and walk your property.
For older, more mature woodlands, in some cases, a timber harvest will increase the value of your property by removing the low quality, and/or biologically mature trees and promoting the healthier ones. Additionally, timber harvests can also enhance the wildlife habitat on your lot by creating diversity. For younger woodlands, pre-commercial harvests may serve to your advantage, as they can help your property yield marketable wood more quickly by speeding up the process to achieve a faster return. In other cases, the best thing to do is leave the woodland to grow until it is ready to be harvested. Your forester can help you with these decisions.