Grateful Trees and Bees is honored to serve North Carolina landowners with forestry consulting services including land stewardship prescriptions and timber sale representation. Our North Carolina Registered Forester, Jake Pressley, is at home in the woods — and his boots have walked many miles in the service of his passion for trees. Engage GTB to draft a forestry management plan, to formulate forest product inventories and appraisals, and to provide oversight during a timber harvest or reforestation. We welcome the opportunity to walk your land and work with you to meet your specific forest resource objectives.
Active forest management is essential for the maintenance of healthy, sustainable forestlands. Through the use of practices such as sustainable harvesting, reforestation, pulpwood thinning, exotic invasive eradication, prescribed burning, and proactive disease and insect monitoring, landowners can work with Nature to ensure that their land provides both an environmental and economic return.
Forestry is the science and art of cultivating, maintaining and developing forests. In the 21st Century, forestry’s key intentions must be site preservation and the maintenance of sustainable growth. An actively managed forest enhances the productivity of the forest land and preserves the watershed. It also maintains habitats for species diversity and survival. Most importantly, it creates a legacy for the seven generations to come.
In a sustainable forest seedlings replace harvested trees and start the growth cycle over again. While walking through a well managed forest, you will encounter trees of all ages and species. Sustainable forestry in North Carolina can actively manage diverse hardwood and softwood species. Mature oak and hickory forests can be woven with pine. A “cut and plant loblolly pine” approach isn’t necessary or desirable.
The sustainable forest is a working land. A vibrant resource, it provides not only wood products, but also space for wildlife, recreation and natural preservation. A forester’s job is to develop a relationship with both the forest land and the land owner. Then, he can craft management prescriptions tailored to the unique characteristics, personality and needs of both.
GTB’s Registered Forester, Jake Pressley, is at home in the woods. His boots have walked many miles in the service of his passion for trees. We welcome the opportunity to walk your land and work with you to meet your specific forest resource objectives.