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Offline Doug_D

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Commercial Thinning - How much to take?
« on: October 06, 2016, 02:43:34 PM »
Hello guys - Been a while since I've posted.  Hope I am in the right forum.

I have a commercial location with several cabins on it and have taken great pains to preserve as many of the trees as I could (big, small, hardwoods, soft and even cedars).   However the last couple years I am starting to question that direction.  Several trees have died (big and small), the leaves are a huge pain in the fall and barely any grass grows under the canopy (imagine that!).  I am considering heavily thinning the property.  I am talking maybe 7-10 acres.  Who should I hire?  arborist, landscape designer, forester?

I really think the property will look better if I take the smaller trees out and just leave a few of the bigger ones.  I want someone to drop them, chip them up and I will spread them on walking tails.  How do I make sure I get someone who knows what they are doing?

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Re: Commercial Thinning - How much to take?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 03:06:18 PM »
I would say start with the Forester.  There may be a bit of commercial value that the Forester will be able to help you with.  A landscape designer or an Arborist generally makes you pay $ to them.  It is best if you can work with someone who pays you, and not them.  However, with such a small area, you not have many choices  :).
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Re: Commercial Thinning - How much to take?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2016, 06:21:12 PM »
Yes, I would seek the advice of a forester first. Maybe obtain the services of your local Conservation District Forester.

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Re: Commercial Thinning - How much to take?
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2016, 08:21:59 PM »
Yes, I would seek the advice of a forester first. Maybe obtain the services of your local Consecration District Forester.

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