Forestry FAQ's

What is Forestry?

Forestry is the professional management of woodlands to optimize the growth of resource values including the production of wood products, providing for recreation and enhancing wildlife habitat, while protecting water quailty and preventing soil erosion.

Who Is A Forester?

A Forester is a graduate of a University or College with a Bachelors Degree in a Forestry curriculum accredited by the Society of American Foresters. In Pennsylvania only those persons who have these credentials are listed on the State's Registry of Consulting and Industrial Foresters. Foresters work for Federal, State and Local governments, for industry, and for private woodland owners as consultants. Foresters develop management strategies to secure the greatest potential from the urban or rural forest.

What Does A Forester Do?

Industrial Foresters work to guarantee a supply of raw materials to a wood products company. Consulting Foresters provide forestry services to and work for the woodland owner. Antietam Forestry Consultant's professional services include timber sale administration, preparing timber damage appraisals, and writing forest resource and Forest Stewardship Plans. We also delineate wetlands and file PA State General Permits and E&S Control Plans.

What Is The Cost Of Hiring A Forestry Consultant?

There is no fee for an initial consultation. If trees are to be harvested, timber sale administration fees are based on a commission paid by the buyer of the timber. Fees for professional forestry services such as preparing resource management plans or appraisals are based on the time involved to provide the service

Who Needs Forestry Services?

Anyone who owns woodland or land with the potential for growing trees will benefit from our professional forestry services. Professionally managed woodlands provide maximum returns to the owner. Wood products such as sawlogs, veneer, pulp, and firewood, can be produced while providing wildlife habitat and recreational uses. An Antietam Forestry Consultants forester will assist you in evaluating your woodland's potential and implementing a plan to reach your woodland management objectives.




Antietam Forestry Consultants  |  575 Blandon Road  |  Fleetwood, PA 19522  |  ph 610.944.8842 |  fx 610.944.8856  |