FORESTRY

FORESTRY

Forestry - Our Process

Our woodland management tactics and income-producing strategies help landowners maximize their forestland investment and realize their aesthetic, environmental, and recreational goals. Unlike consulting foresters, who come and go, Hull Forest Products is a permanent fixture in the forestry community, here for the next generation of ownership, too. We are happy to show you our work on over 30,000 acres of New England forests since 1965.

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  • We offer private woodland owners the same professional forest management knowledge and resources that we apply to our own forestland. Our timber harvesting crews perform high quality, low impact work in the forest.
  • Our licensed professional forest managers meet one on one to discuss your goals and objectives. Common goals include: periodic income, the growth of your timber portfolio, wildlife habitat improvement, recreational access, road maintenance, and scenic beauty. Together we draft a forest management plan built upon your goals, and then implement the plan to achieve the desired results.
  • We help you establish a strong bond with your land and can assist you as you plan ahead for the transition to the next generation of ownership
  • In nature, nothing goes to waste, and we practice this same philosophy throughout all aspects of our operations. We have a specific and complete use for every item we harvest from your forest. Logs too small for milling become firewood. A portion of tops and branches may become wood chips for landscaping or biomass fuel, while the rest are purposely left to enrich the soil and provide cover for wildlife. Bark removed from logs at our mill is turned into mulch for landscaping, and the sawdust becomes bedding for animals as well as fuel for the biomass kilns that dry our lumber.
  • We turn local timber into locally grown forest products. Hull Forest Products is a proud member of the Connecticut Grown program, which connects consumers with products that support local agriculture. You can watch a video of our process from start to finish, below:

When a harvest takes place, small openings are created in each area where an individual tree was selected for harvest. These openings allow sunlight to reach the forest floor and make it possible for adjacent trees to grow larger and for new trees to sprout. Our work in the woods also promotes plant and wildlife biodiversity and sustains essential ecosystem services such as water, soil, and air quality. Learn more.