Forestry & Land Management Hornell, NY

Land & Forestry Services

Located in Steuben County, New York this westerly-located town is often dubbed ‘The Maple City’. There was a number of large maple trees that grew here and covering much of the surrounding hills of the Canisteo Valley. Hornell is about 55 miles south of Rochester. 

Apart from the Canisteo Valley and river, the gorgeous Allegheny Mountains surround Hornell. A number of local recreation parks are in Hornell too, most with sports fields and walk trails within them. 

If you live in and around Hornell, NY and are on large plots of land, Future Forest Consulting can help with your forest management and timber sales whilst ensuring the health of local trees. We know the area well and will help you find the right buyer for your Hornell timber sales. Come to us for your entire Hornell, NY timber sale contract needs.

Hornell Timber Sales

Future Forest Consulting is available to assist you with any timber sales requirements. You’ll need qualified specialists to guide you through the process and ensure everything is legal with the state if you’re selling a significant amount of timber products. For timber sales, your sales may be for lumber, ‘fuel’ wood, tree chips, pulp, or a combination of products. The choice to cut down trees can be a significant financial undertaking. We’ll help you through the process to ensure you’re following best practice. Income, enhancing wildlife habitat, providing recreational access, maintaining vistas and creating a healthy forest are all positives from proper harvesting techniques. When completing forest products, Future Forest Consulting will obtain bids from 75 to 100 logging firms, ensuring that you receive broad market pricing options for your timber. We’ll also assist you in achieving your land management objectives so that your property continues to be productive. You can trust your wood sales to Future Forest Consulting. We will handle everything from contract drafting to re-grading skid roads and landings. We’d be delighted to assist you with any timber selling requirements. For additional information, please contact us.

Hornell Excavation

In Western New York State, Future Forest Consulting provides the most comprehensive excavation services. To achieve this, we collaborate with a number of homeowners, companies and other professional contractors. Land development and general excavation projects, such as lot clearing, land leveling, creating driveways, drainage systems, sand and gravel projects, etc. are just some of our specialties. Future Forest Consulting is the excavation contractor to call when you need a site cleared. We won’t simply only clear the area, but also level it for future projects. For the safety of both the customer and our firm, FFC is licensed and insured and will deliver best in class services from start to finish. When you require excavation in Hornell, NY, Future Forest Consulting will help you achieve the best results and keep your property looking fantastic. Give us a call or send us an email today. 

Hornell Pond Construction

Future Forest Consultation is the answer for any water feature installation to your outdoor space. We work with you to design beautiful ponds and other features that meet your needs in terms of size and appearance.

No pond installation project is too large or small for FFC. We’ll provide you with a free estimate for the entire job and explain the process of building your new outdoor space’s pond.

With additional features like aerators, lights, air pumps and more, we can help create for you a healthy and eye-catching pond that adds dimension and intrigue to your outdoor environment. We’ll even be able to provide you with a fish-friendly water feature!

Most importantly, FFC will ensure that your pond is functional for years to come and easy to manage. Get in contact with us now to begin planning your ideal outdoor pond.

Tree & Orchard Planting

Tree and Orchard Planning involves mechanical planting for the purposes of reforestation, creating windbreaks, privacy and encouraging local wildlife. Future Forest Consulting are experts at tree and orchard planting, no matter the scope and scale of the project.

We love to use Norway Spruces for these types of projects because it is highly adaptable to many soil types and drainages. Often we space tree rows at least 10-feet apart and each individual tree is separated 8-feet from the other. Per acre, this equates to around 500 trees. We can of course adjust this to your planting objectives too. 

When you have a tree or orchard planting project coming up, contact Future Forest Consulting. We will help you achieve the best long-term results for your property and ensure it looks fantastic for years to come. Contact the team at FFC today. 

Timber Appraisals

If you are considering capitalizing on your forestland Future Forest Consulting Inc. would love to help manage and market your forest properties to other investment groups who embrace sustainable forestry practices. Marketing involves careful preparation, through the identification of all asset values, analysis of timber, multi use potential and financial models. Future Forest Consulting, Inc.’s expertise in this is extensive because we are experienced “hands-on” Forest Managers.

Many farmers are adjusting their view on Forest Management with regard to enhancing the productivity and value of their total land use. Future Forest Consulting, Inc., essentially can act as an investment adviser providing investment management services for these institutional investors in timberland. We manage timberland portfolios for corporate pension plans, not for profit organizations and retirement systems.

The financial outlook for timberland investors is very positive.  Product supplies are decreasing and demand is increasing, so prices are expected to continue to soar.. Higher demand for timber results from an expanding global market for wood products and a shifting emphasis to renewable resources. Increasing global demand for forest products is expected to continue, due to worldwide demographic trends and other factors.

Astute timber sale decision-making is one of our most important services, since income from asset sales is a large component portfolio return. We currently manage over 25,000 acres of timberland. Superior stewardship of the forest resource is our primary land use ethic. Future Forest Consulting, Inc. provides appraisals, timber cruises, long-range planning and complete advisory services on forest practices and land-use planning, as well as on-ground implementation of the best management practices.

Management Plans/480a for Hornell Forest Areas

Future Forest Consulting develops management plans for forest areas designed to optimize productivity in conjunction with a landowner’s objectives. The management plan is the first step towards responsible forest stewardship. The plan serves like an owner’s manual for a property and includes a work schedule to maintain the quality and health of the forest. These plans will likely cover; objectives, existing access and recommendations, boundary lines, forest health, wildlife habitat, fisheries habitat, recreation, unique flora and fauna and recommendations regarding forestry and wildlife for each individual area. 

Management plans qualify landowners to receive EQIP, Tree Farm status, and 480 Real Tax Law abatements in some cases. The 480-a Real Property Tax Law provides landowners compensation for managing their land with sustainable practices for timber, wildlife, aesthetics, and recreation. The Forest Tax Law can significantly reduce your annual assessment to 20% of the current value. When the timber is sold, a 6% sales tax is paid for the wood harvested. 

Contact Future Forest Consulting Inc. to see if your land may qualify for these financial incentives and how it can be financially maximized whilst preserving sustainability.

Low Impact Logging in Hornell NY

Future Forest Consulting Inc. offers low impact logging services that are ideal for smaller woodlots in Hornell. These are less impactful than a horse logging operation and are most suitable in areas where heavy logging equipment is unnecessary.

We also deal with timber buyers that have exclusive export contracts to ensure you get top dollar for your timber.

Timber Stand Improvement

Timber Stand Improvement provides an excellent platform to enhance limited forest resources into establishing regeneration of intolerant species. These are flora and fauna that are less ‘tolerant’ to the shading of the canopy. Releasing intolerant species such as Cherry, Ash and Oak ensures these valuable species will eventually become a predominant part of the mature stand. Managers should focus on intolerant species because the intolerant species are more susceptible to mortality through competition and over-shading. Intolerant species grow up to 2-3 times as fast than shade tolerants, yielding greater harvest frequencies.

Let Future Forest Consulting Inc. help you understand what needs to be done to increase your land’s TSi and some strategies to make it a success anywhere around the Hornell, NY area.

Herbicide Application

Our team at Future Forest Consulting, Inc. are certified commercial pesticide and herbicide applicators. Future Forest designs custom applications to control invasive species and remove undesirable vegetation to promote regeneration for a number of forested areas. Let us come out and see your property to discuss options of what it might need in terms of herbicide application.

Land Clearing in Hornell

Future Forest Consulting, Inc. now offers a new service of mulching which works well during land clearing, clearing for invasive species, shooting lanes, food plots, and clearing areas where debris piles may be deemed unsightly.  This also works well when reclaiming dead woods from Emerald Ash Borer infestations.