FORESTRY > Forestry Services

Serving Forestland Owners in Southern New England for over 45 Years

Hull Forest Products has received the EPA's Environmental Merit Award for helping to promote and preserve working forests.

Are you a landowner looking for help with forest management or timber harvesting in Connecticut, Massachusetts,  Rhode Island, or eastern New York? We provide woodland management and timber harvesting services through our state licensed foresters and harvesters.

The forestry division of Hull Forest Products manages over 30,000 acres of woodlands for clients ranging from small landowners to nonprofit organizations to municipal agencies. Our certified professional foresters help landowners understand their forestland, identify goals for their property, and achieve them.

Contact one of our state-licensed foresters today to schedule a consultation.

Please note: Hull Forest Products does not do arborist work or remove dooryard trees. Landowners with a minimum of 10 acres are encouraged to contact us for management services.

Woodland Management and Forest Stewardship Plans

Do you want to manage your woodland assets for tax purposes, income, wildlife enhancement, or recreation? Our foresters will help you create and implement management and stewardship plans that will meet your goals.

Our foresters prepare and file detailed forest management and stewardship plans that develop and implement land use programs that meet multiple goals and comply with state regulations, including Chapter 61 plans. These plans take into account forest health, soil and stand types, terrain, and plant and animal life. Landowners receive maps of their land, confirmation of their property boundaries, and information about their forest, including timber volumes and values. Hull Forest Products also conducts timber harvests and timber stand improvement work for clients interested in these services.

Unlike many consulting foresters, who come and go, we have had a solid team of forestry professionals since the 1960s. Our foresters build relationships with landowners and are prepared to help them for the long-term. Many of our clients have been with us for over 30 years and successive timber harvests, enabling us to develop a unique relationship with them and their land.

Learn more:

Watch our forestry video

Learn more about the environmental and financial benefits of forest management

Take a tour of a client woodland and learn the basics of woodland management:

Timber Harvests

For over four decades Hull Forest Products has conducted careful timber harvests that follow detailed forestry prescriptions set by our licensed foresters and approved by state foresters in MA, CT, and RI. Our experienced harvesters follow best management practices  and work hard to deliver the best value for clients as well as the best outcome for the forest. Our harvesting crews work with a variety of equipment that is matched to the unique terrain and job site conditions of your forest.  You won't find a more dedicated team of woods workers, and you can rest assured knowing that your woods are in good hands. 

Forestry and Timber Harvesting Testimonials

In addition to buying your standing timber, we purchase logs roadside or delivered.

Forestland / Timber Appraisals

We conduct forest appraisals for a wide range of public and private clients who may be dividing or selling their assets, or making a donation of forestland to a land trust or conservation agency.

Stewardship Planning

Holding onto your family land takes planning and vision; let our forest management planning help you achieve your goals. From recreational leasing to the donation of development rights, we are forest conservation innovators with over 9,000 acres under conservation easement. Let our experience work for you.

We Buy Forestland

Hull Forestlands purchases forestland for long-term forest management and conservation. If you have 100 acres or more and are interested in seeing it preserved as a working woodland, please contact us.

The Hull Forestlands

Our own forestland is located in the Hilltown and Berkshire regions of western Massachusetts and the Quinebaug Highlands region of eastern Connecticut. Over 2/3 of the land owned by  Hull Forestlands is FSC forest management/chain of custody certified by Rainforest Alliance.  

Hull Forest Products is a proud contributor to the working landscape of protected forests that characterize rural New England. Our ongoing forest conservation efforts have permanently protected thousands of acres of working forests. We have forged partnerships with the Nature Conservancy, Norcross Wildlife Foundation, New England Forestry Foundation, and others who recognize that private forests provide public benefits that make them important to our region as a whole. 

Hull Forest Products

Our family business connects us to the entire lifecyle of the forest. We are tree farmers, foresters, sawyers, and craftsmen.

In addition to providing forestry services, we manufacture heirloom quality floors, post and beam timbers, and other products from local forests. When you sell wood to us, engage our services, or buy our products, you support sustainable forestry practices and help ensure the long-term survival of our region's forests. By sustaining the market for local forest products, you encourage New England landowners to keep their forests instead of selling them for development. This is important because the number one threat to southern New England's forests today is development.

Forests are complex ecosystems that enhance our air and water quality, provide plant and wildlife habitat, sequester carbon, and offer recreational opportunity, rural character, and open space as well as forest products to meet the needs of society. We are proud to care for the region's forests so they can always be productive.

Lem and Greg Walker of Sturbridge, MA, Hull forestry clients for over 38 years and winners of the CT Tree Farmer of the Year award.

Contact our Forestry Department

1-800-353-3331

Main Office:
101 Hampton Road
Pomfret Center, CT 06259
U.S.A.  
(860) 974-0127

Western MA office:
One Station Road
Russell, MA 01071
U.S.A.  
(413) 862-3340

" I think the biggest challenge facing private forest management is the degree to which private forests are undervalued. Private forests provide so many ecological, aesthetic, and recreational benefits that aren’t adequately accounted for in our country, and this undervaluation artificially inflates the economic incentive to convert and develop forestland for other uses."

-- David Hobson, former Forest Manager at Yale University and Hull Forest Products forester.

Forest reclaims what was once a field as evidenced by this horse-drawn sickle bar mower left behind in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Today Massachusetts is the third most densely populated state, but it is also the 8th most forested state in the country, with 62 percent forest cover.

When consumers choose American-grown wood they help ensure that the local forested landscape we all enjoy will remain forested. Sustaining the market for American forest products gives landowners a financial incentive to keep their land in forest.

Yellow rumped warbler, Chester, MA, Mica Mill Forest owned by Hull Forestlands. Birds are among the many species that depend on forested areas, including openings in the forest,  for their habitat needs.

Rainforest Alliance green frog seal

FSC label