Forest Management Planning
As a state certified forest management plan writer, I can create a management plan that will give you a road map to achieve your financial, aesthetic and wildlife habitat goals that you have in mind for your property, whether you want to use it for retirement, kids education or just recreation. Cost share funding is available to help defray the cost of a plan.
Timber Cruising and Appraisal
I appraised the timber on much of the I-99 corridor in central PA for the Eminent Domain takings. It was important to me to make sure the landowners received the correct value for their timber assets.
Real estate investors use my timber appraisals for making purchase decisions and for arranging financing. If you are considering selling your property, I can appraise your timber to arrive at a correct asking price. Good volume and a value estimation is an extremely valuable sales tool and should be a part of any real estate valuation and sales package.
Anyone purchasing a tract of timberland should immediately have a timber cruise and value estimate done. Timber is treated as a commodity for tax purposes and should be separated from the land value at the time of purchase. Tax law allows for depletion deductions, saving you money at the time of a timber sale. Even if you do not plan on harvesting timber in the near future, it is important to have this done for when you do want to harvest.
Expert Witness and Trespass
If you have a problem with a takings issue or someone has cut timber on your land, I can help you in court. I can provide testimony as to what was taken and estimate its value.