An Ecological Services Consulting Firm

Good Ground Forestry Services

Our Good Ground foresters are members of the Society of American Foresters.  Good Ground LLC provides an array of forest data collection, analysis and management services.  Our trained foresters and ecologist specialize in the following services forestry for public and private clients


Forestry Tools


  • Common Stand Exam (USFS method)
  • Crop Tree Management
  • Forest Inventory and Analysis Plot Setup and Monitoring
  • Hunting Lands Management
  • Inventory
  • Management Plans
  • Sugarbush Planning (MapleMap®)
  • Sustainable forest production
  • Timber Stand Mapping
  • Timber Volume and Value Appraisal
  • Tree Appraisal
  • Wildlife Habitat Management

Service Explanations

Timber Volume and Value Appraisal
This is our forest inventory and valuation for private lands.  This service is designed to estimate the volume and standing market value of timber on a parcel, including saw logs and if appropriate, pulp wood.  This service provides information to the land owner on the potential value of timber for land sale negotiations, for right-of-way (pipelines and powerlines) tree valuation or other forest management and planning purposes.  Stands (different size, age classes or species groups of trees) are mapped and sampled using point sampling and/or plot to collect a statistically significant data.  Data is collected on tree age, size, species and log quality class.  Statistical findings are used to calculate per acre volumes.  Standing valuation is

Pre-harvest Timber Inventory and Marking
This is complete inventory of all trees to be harvested during a specified harvest.  Trees are marked with indelible paint at the stump line.  Diameters, numbers of logs and log grades are recorded for each tree and used to develop a volume estimate and the standing value estimate for delivery at the sawmill log deck (cost of harvest is not included).

Tree Appraisal
Sustainable Forestry Initiative LogoOur tree appraisal service provides a homeowner or business with a technical basis for assigning replacement costs for trees that may be inadvertently lost to construction, or for those which require justification of a maintenance budget.  Methods used include “benefit-based tree valuation” as described in 10th edition of The Guide for Plant Appraisal.