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  • #16
    woodlot, trees, Private Land Services, BMP, best management practices, foresters, forests, forestry, forest health, forest management, forest products, timber harvesting
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    • #17
      In 2010 I bought an 8 acre woodlot, mostly Ash, Soft Maple, Cherry, and Pine. I had 4 estimates, all which included clearing an area for the house and an area for a small home orchard. The harvesting was to be very selective and nothing under 24” (outside the 2 areas).

      1 quote was going to cost me, 1 was to break even, one was estimated to be approx 1k. Those 3 were from companies. A forester gave an estimate of 3-4K low end and was very instructive.

      We ended up doing better than his estimate as well as keeping about 500 board ft of hardwood and 2k board ft of pine.
      Last edited by ILikeRocks; 12-24-2021, 10:04 AM.


      • #18
        Originally posted by ILikeRocks View Post
        A forest ranger gave an estimate of 3-4K low end and was very instructive.
        Did you mean a DEC forester?


        • #19
          Originally posted by montcalm View Post
          Did you mean a DEC forester?
          Yes, fixed the typo, thanks.