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There are two types of Cooperating Foresters:

Consulting foresters serve or represent private landowners on a contract or fee basis, which the landowner pays.

Industrial foresters are employed by wood-using industries that provide advice and assistance to private landowners to promote forestry practices approved by the companies.

Services Offered by Consulting and Industrial Foresters may include:

  • Acquisition and sale of forest lands
  • Aerial photo mapping and interpretation
  • Appraisals: land, timber, damage, trespass
  • Arboriculture
  • Christmas tree management
  • Cost Basis determination
  • Environmental impact statements
  • Forest Inventory and cruising
  • Forest management plans
  • Forest resource and economic studies
  • Landscape planning
  • Litigation and expert testimony
  • Logging engineering
  • Log scaling and grading
  • Pest control
  • Prescribed burning
  • Recreation - planning and development
  • Road location, design and construction
  • Shade tree appraisals
  • Specialty product marketing
  • Surveying and boundary establishment
  • Thinning and pruning
  • Timber Tax counseling
  • Timber sales: preparation & administration
  • Timber sales: solicit bids & prepare contracts
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Tree planting and site preparation
  • Urban forestry
  • Watershed protection
  • Wildlife management

  • Individual directory listings show the services offered by each firm.

** All Wisconsin Cooperating Foresters agree to provide services consistent with DNR forestry standards. Firms that do not participate in forest certification are not less qualified to provide services.

Last revised: Tuesday, September 18, 2012