Forest Inventory and Appraisal
Forest inventory measures the size, volume, quality, and types of forest species on a property. An inventory lets a landowner know exactly what tools are available in his or her unique forest toolbox. Once this is established, a detailed plan can be written to achieve desired objectives and outcomes. A timber appraisal is an inventory that includes the current market value of the forest resources on the property. This information is essential in order to determine whether or not a sustainable harvest can be planned.