thinning timber

Asked October 7, 2020, 3:26 PM EDT

Our timber was cut at least 12 years ago. It needs thinning. Plus I have some mature pines to cut also. How and where can I find info to get someone to do this work? John Baker

Moore County North Carolina

1 Response

Thanks for your question John:

A few options:

NC Forest Service can take a look and see if it is ready for thinning ( commercially viable) or if not may have access to Pine beetle control monies to cost-share a pre-commercial thinning. Your county ranger contact is:
Moore County Ranger Billy Lewis
1358 NC Hwy 73
West End, NC 27376

910-235-0216


moore.ncfs@ncagr.gov

there are some publication from us that might be useful starting place. You can find them here:
https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/thinning-pine-stands

or more cab be found here:
https://forestry.ces.ncsu.edu/forestry-management/

finally the NCFS has lists for consulting foresters and contractors and you can see a few of them below:

District Three, Rockingham
(Anson, Chatham, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly)

or consultant list: https://www.ncforestservice.gov/Contacts/pdf/cf/cfmoore.PDF

Please contact me as you need more assitance or have additional questions

thanks,
m