Agroforestry Services

To serve the use of trees for basic needs in ecological mutualism, I have worked on education and experience in forestry, agronomy, ecosystem service science, tree propagation, and communications. From that foundation, I am practicing agroforestry services with the hopes of spreading and reciprocating the gifts of trees.

Services I currently offer:

  • Low-input ecological tree nursery
  • Very small scale forest farming and tree crop production, in the long process of scaling up
    • Shiitake mushrooms log-grown outdoors using trees thinned from ecological forestry
    • Hazelnut and elderberry hedges
    • Forest gardening
    • Timber harvesting
  • Consultation
    • Measuring current forest condition (delineating forest stands; estimating important characteristics about forest stand age, density, and health; identifying current pest & disease risks)
    • Producing maps: topography; land use; potential alternative uses; potential for solar, wind, or different types of habitat or forest types
    • Producing management plans: working together to identify and clarify goals for long-term guidance; detailing activity schedules for the healthy cultivation, harvest, and use of tree crops; identifying and satisfying government agency management plan requirements.
    • Designing plantings as overhead layouts on graph paper and categorized planting lists. I am focusing on multi-functional hedgerows (as windbreaks or fences) and riparian buffers in hardiness zones 5 and 6.
    • Installs in southeast PA: planning workdays, sourcing plants, organizing labor, and getting trees growing.

If you’d like to inquire with me about inquiring into land, whether field or forest, near or far, please reach out via the Contact page. There’s no charge or expectation of commitment from having a conversation. We can discuss where you’re at and explore if I can meaningfully help you in mutual benefit to us both.

Thank you for your interest, and may the force of forest succession be with you.