Forest Maintenance

The registered foresters of McKinley and Lanier Forest Resources, Inc  employ the latest technology and silvicultural treatments such as herbaceous weed control, fertilization, thinning, prescribe burning, insect and disease control, hardwood control and reforestation. These intermediate treatments improve survival and increase growth.  All prescriptions are made on a management area basis, ensuring timber products that meet the clients specific objectives.

  • Boundary line designation and maintenance
  • Supervision of firebreak construction and maintenance
  • Prescribed burning program
  • Thinning timber
  • Establishment of a herbicide program
  • Establishment of an insect control program
  • Coordinate and supervise road construction/maintenance
  • Timberland fertilization program

Thinning Timber

Thinning is one of the most important intermediate steps of timber management. A professionally managed thinning will: provide cash for trees that will die before maturity, remove inferior (crooked and diseased) trees, stimulate the growth of remaining high quality trees, and provide a positive cash flow.

Without professional supervision, there is the possibility of excessive damage to remaining trees, which could reduce growth rates and residual tree quality. There is also the possibility of improper tree selection which may result in a lower financial return.

Aerial Spraying

Release spraying maximizes growth by reducing competition on desirable trees, and fertilization gives your trees an extra boost for increased return.  McKinley and Lanier Forest Resources, Inc works with experienced applicators to insure maximum success.

  • Require appropriate liability insurance from applicator
  • Request GPS maps from applicator showing aerial passes over the tract
  • Determine type and amount of fertilizer for each tract
  • Perform soil test or foliage analysis to determine exact fertilizer needs

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