Forestry - Arborist
Natural Resource Management

West Virginia Registered Professional Forester No.589 Certified Arborist No. MA-4652A. (1 of 62 CA in WV)

Holly Grove Forestry offers timber and natural resource management to landowners in West Virginia. Our services add value, security and long-term protection of your properties’ valuable resources. Our clients recieve detailed reports including but not limited to: Timber sales; Timber appraisals; Timber management plans; Damaged timber appraisals; Timber trespass appraisals; Timber investment analysis; Harvest scheduling; Contract negotiations; Timber marking; Management of long term timber agreements; Afforestation plans; Coal, gas, and timber leases; Coordinating resource development; Property taxes; Un-mined mineral taxes.

Ongoing timber and resource management ultimately improves timber quality, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities and water quality.

Timber sales involve the completion of a detailed report and timber appraisal. Appraising the value of a timber is crucial when determining whether to sell, retain or selectively thin a stand.

A quality timber appraisal takes time and knowledge by an experienced forester. Many individuals enjoy the benefits associated with owning and managing timberland. Not only does timberland offer recreational enjoyment, it can also be an important component of a diversified investment portfolio.

Holly Grove Forestry can recognize and promote sound forestry investments by combining the application of growth & yield and financial programs, with their diverse forestry experience.

Successful forest management begins with a comprehensive management plan prepared by a professional forester. The plan is written in conjunction with the landowner’s precise objectives and will provide a detailed plan of action for future management based on data collected and analyzed from the property. To reinforce future management decisions, growth and yield predictions are included and utilized in conjunction with economic analyses. This information is analyzed to form an in-depth report of the property and will be the basis for prescribing all forest management activities.

Holly Grove Forestry also provides arborist services including: Landscape tree appraisals; Hazard tree assessment; Disease and insect diagnosis; Mitigating construction and/or development damages to trees; Golf course tree management.

Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well-cared-for trees are attractive and can add considerable value to your property. Poorly maintained trees can be a significant liability. An arborist can determine the type of pruning necessary to maintain or improve the health, appearance, and safety of trees. Pruning or removing trees, especially large trees, can be dangerous work. Tree work should be done only by those trained and equipped to work safely in trees.

Holly Grove Forestry can recommend and assist in planting types of trees that are appropriate for a specific location. The wrong tree in the wrong location could lead to future problems as a result of limited growing space, insects, diseases, or poor growth.

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