Expert Evaluation and Analysis of Forest Resources
Peninsula Urban Forestry, LLC delivers professional, science and experience-based evaluations, forest management, and resource analysis. We offer quality forest resource information and recommendations based on your management objectives.
Forests are complex ecosystems. Many factors intertwine to create a resilient and productive forest. It’s the interplay of these factors that creates a healthy, sustainable forest. It’s important to monitor and assess forest health to inform your management goals.
Our consulting Forester begins by interviewing forest and land owners to identify land use and forest management history. Prior to visiting the location, we examine public records, aerial photography, soil maps, and many other resources to separate the property into management units. Next, we groundtruth the management units by doing an onsite assessment and evaluate signs and symptoms of tree disease, physiological stress, insect activity, tree structure, and other issues. We evaluate the species composition (including invasive species), forest landscape assessment inventory including timber products, the hydrology onsite, overview of wildlife habitat onsite, and recreation resources. In the office, we analyze the data we’ve collected to make management recommendations that are science-based, practical, and effective.
Practical & Effective Forest Management Recommendations
Many practical and effective management recommendations are available to support forest growth. Some forests are limited by nutrients, water, or are under attack from insects, fungi, bacteria, or multiple pathogens. Forest productivity and management for your goals can be hampered by these factors. Therefore, it is important to accurately analyze forest health indicators to make conscientious management recommendations.
Preventative Care is Important
By the time the forest shows symptoms of stress, the biological issue may be in the late stages. Management options exist to intercede with signs of decline in forests and regain productivity and/or reforest. However, it is always best to monitor for forest health to catch symptoms early. Peninsula Urban Forestry’s Forester and Certified Arborists meet with property owners to discuss any sightings of disease, then we examine and analyze the trees and forest.