Working with a Consulting Forester ensures your interests come first. Look for a Consulting Forester who is well credentialed with certifications from the Society of American Foresters and/or a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters. Find a forester who is also well educated in Forestry, who has a 4 year degree from an accredited University. Years of experience in Forestry helps to make sure they have seen a variety of different situations and can navigate the business successfully.
Russell Williams, Managing Member of Russell Williams Forestry LLC, is a Certified Forester from the Society of American Foresters, a Certified Arborist from the International Society of Arboriculture, and a Candidate Member of the Association of Consulting Foresters. Russell graduated with Honor from Michigan State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry and years of experience working for the US Forest Service, the State of Michigan on the Emerald Ash Borer response program, the National Park Service on a black locust control program, and more.
The general fee ballpark amount for a management plan ranges from $600 for a basic plan, on a smaller parcel that is close. On a larger parcel, that is farther away, the cost could be perhaps $1400. It really depends on many factors. A simple phone call, email, or text, will furnish enough information to give a firm estimate.