Who Needs a Consulting Forester?
- FOREST LANDOWNERS: To manage their resource for multiple uses while considering economic potential.
- ATTORNEYS and INSURANCE COMPANIES: to gather evidence establishing facts about conditions on a client's
property and to assist on forest resource litigation and claims.
- BANKERS and ACCOUNTANTS: to plan estate forest resource management and to summarize forest financial
data for taxation purposes.
- CITY and COUNTY AGENCIES: to perform inventories of street tree populations or create maps and inventories
of park trees utilizing Global Positionong Systems. Provide training of tree maintenance crews.
- ARCHITECTS, SITE PLANNERS, BUILDERS: to provide detailed expertise in tree protection strategies on
sites planned for development.
- HOME OWNERS and PROPERTY MANAGERS: to provide accurate and unbiased diagnosis of tree and shrub problems;
and to provide Plant Health Care information to create more attractive and healthy plants.
Why Select a Consulting Forester?
The purpose of engaging a consulting forester is to get competent, professional advice and assistance in the
management and marketing of forest resources. Just as the use of expert medical, legal, business, financial,
or tax advice is expected to improve one's livelihood, so the employment of a consulting forester can be
expected to generate or improve income and reduce costs while improving landowner's forest property for
future uses and growth. It is in the forest lanowner's best interest to obtain the best possible advice
and assistance since any operation carried out in the forest has a very long lasting effect.
MCFA Members are required to: be a graduate of a Society of American Foresters accredited college or university with a
minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry; have at least three years' professional field experience; or have an equivalent
combination of education and experience in practical forest administration and management. No MCFA member may
have an economic interest is timber purchasing or procurement entity with its potential conflict of interest.