Where do I find a logger? Who can I contact about writing a management plan? Who will plant trees on my property?
These are all common questions that landowners can sometimes have trouble getting answers to. Luckily, the Forestry Assistance Program provides a great resource for landowners. Below is a comprehensive list of service providers for Otsego, Crawford and Roscommon counties. Landowners can choose resource professionals that provide a specific service and contact them directly by phone, mail, or email.
Definition of each type of service provider
Industrial Forester- foresters who focus in procurement of timber from a wide variety of sources, meaning that they focus in a specific timber type and try to procure wood for a specific mill or mills. These types of foresters can also sometime write management plans for their clients
Logger- a professional that specializes in the removal of timber
Consulting Forester- a forester that works with private forest land owners in most or all aspects of forestry including negotiating timber sales, writing management plans, marking timber, conducting forest inventory, and more
Wildlife Contractor- an individual that specializes in planting for wildlife (such as small scale tree & shrub plantings, creating food plots, etc.)
Tree Planter- an individual that focuses on planting