Erosion + Sediment Control
All timber harvests are required have a written plan, outlining how erosion and sediment will be controlled on the site. In some Westmoreland County municipalities, this plan has to be submitted to the Westmoreland Conservation District for review before any work begins. It is suggested that you submit this plan several weeks before you are scheduled to begin your harvest.
Our forester is available to meet with you and to walk the planned harvest site to offer suggestions on what practices should be included in the erosion and sediment control plan.
If necessary, he also will review the plan once it is developed, and can assist with obtaining permits required from the state if the harvest involves crossing a stream or wetland.
Pre-plan advice is free. Review of a written plan involves a fee, which is based on the size of the harvest.
Insect, Disease, and Invasive Species Control
Our forester is knowledgeable about forest insects, diseases, and invasive species, and can offer advice on ways to control them. Control recommendations may also be included as part of both a Woodland Exam and a Forest Stewardship Plan.
Tubex® tree shelters offer protection for newly planted seedlings, and create a “greenhouse” environment that helps them to grow faster. Tubex® tree shelters are available at a discounted price through the Westmoreland Conservation District.
Clean and Green
Information to come