A primary management tool is the execution of a harvest. This tool is used, among other things, to improve existing stands, regenerate a stagnant forest, eliminate insect pests, remove poorly formed trees, and remove mature trees.
Ellis Professional Forestry supervises harvest activities to ensure good wood utilization and return on the landowner's investment in their woods.
There are many reasons to have a licensed professional forester represent the landowner's interests in the case of a harvest. Some of those reasons are:
An inventory of the stands in a forest is done for many reasons. Basically the inventory gives the estimated volume and value of the trees in a woodlot. This might be needed for a management plan, timber sale, property sale, or to determine if the woodlot is mature with too many trees.
Ellis' Forest Management prepares inventories for any number of reasons. They can be as complex as multi page estimates by diameter class and species with statistics of accuracy to as simple as a one page summary.
Ellis' Forest Management uses up-to-date techniques in digitizing and the creation of digital maps. We use remote sensing, aerial photography, GPS, and other techniques to produce timber type overlays, boundary maps, and timber type maps for use in all types of forestry applications.