Harvesting is much more than felling trees. Harvesting plays a valuable role in the life cycle of forest land, allowing soil to replenish and wildlife to diversify. We conduct harvesting activities with professional care, taking into consideration job safety, minimally intrusive cutting and removal, and accountability to forestry regulations.
We can selectively thin your stand to remove stunted or diseased trees, which ultimately improves overall forest health and will return a higher yield for future cuttings.
At the other end of harvesting, we can properly plan and carry out a full harvest and prepare the land for reforestation.
WoodForest have years of experience managing land for bountiful yields through environmentally sound practices. We have a range of practices to support stewardship of your resources.
We can help you mark and clear visible boundaries to show where your land starts and ends.
We can help ensure your land is accessible by establishing or maintaining safely traversable roads and tracks.
WoodForest can provide short- and long-term plans targeted to your goals. We can advise you on setting goals to maximize your land's health and yield.
Sometimes a controlled burn is prescribed to reduce the chance of a catastropic fire, and to encourage germination and enrich soil composition and wildlife populations.
Which species should you plant? And when, and in what order? WoodForest has the know how and experience to plan and carry out replanting according to the plot's need, via machine or hand planting, depending on the best way to accomplish the plan for your land.
Throughout our Forest Management activities and services, we always keep an eye out for the wildlife. Managing the forest means managing the habitat and environmental factors wildlife diversity and health depends on. We are woodsmen and hunters ourselves, and we do care immensely for the lands that are our heritage.
There are times we need to use approved herbicides to prepare sites for reforestation or to control unwanted vegetation. Where we use chemicals in site preparation, we tightly plan and control application to ensure there are no adverse effects on the land, wildlife or water sources.
WoodForest's advice can prove invaluable in expertly planning use and management of your land and timber.
We can appraise the value of your timber resources, and advise you of the cost of harvesting.
WoodForest can act as a broker to find and buy a plot suited to your goals.
VFA has advocated for wise stewardship of the Commonwealth's forest resources since 1943. The non-profit, privately supported organization is comprised of landowners, foresters, forest product businesses, loggers, forestry consultants and individuals concerned with the health and future of Virginia's forests.×
"SHARP" is an acronym that stands for "Sustainable Harvesting And Resource Professional". The Virginia SHARP Logger Program provides crucial training in sustainable forestry, environmental protection, and workplace safety. WoodForest has completed this program, and continues training it's foresters in these best practices.×
WoodForest is a member in good standing of North Carolina's oldest forest conservation organization. As a private, non-profit partnership today, the NCFA is comprised of over 4,000 forestry professionals, landowners, manufacturers and educators whose goal is the long-term productivity and well-being of the state's forestland and the industries surrounding it.×
As a member of South Carolina's Forestry Association, WoodForest shares their goals of securing and maintaining policies furthering the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources amid a pro-business environment for the wood and paper industries.×
By maintaining membership in the Georgia Forestry Association, WoodForest likewise invests in the mission of advocacy for a healthy political and business climate for Georgia's forest and landowners and forest product marketability.×
The AFA works proactively with the government, legislature, media and more to positively represent and promote forestry and the forestry community throughout Alabama. WoodForest joins the "Voice of Forestry in Alabama" in these goals.×
In 1994, North Carolina suffered a record 13 timber harvesting fatalities. In response to these unnecessary tragedies, the North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) proactively formed thier ProLogger Program as a cooperative initiative administered by the NCFA, Forestry Mutual Insurance Company, the NC Department of Labor, and the NC Forest Service. The program promotes and trains forestry professionals in safety, business, and enviromental concerns, and facilitates continuing education in these critical areas. WoodForest is among over 1400 others who have completed the program.×
The NCAPL is a non-profit corporation invested in professional logging and business opportunities for the entire forest products industry that logging supports. They represent a distinct, unified voice for NC timber harvesters, facilitate networking and business contacts, and constantly promote education regarding harvesting and transporting forest products safely and responsibly. WoodForest is proud to be a member of this organization.×