GreenUp Forestry Services - (902) 968-1677

GreenUp Forestry Services

Providing professional, experienced and quality service with reasonable pricing for safe & efficient work.

Company Details

Number of years in business4
Number of employees1
Number of Services10
Certifications or Qualifications5
LocationQueens, Nova Scotia
Website
Payment OptionsCash,Cheque

Services

Woodlot Mapping

Having a woodlot map makes planning silvicultural treatments easier and gives you a better idea of what you have in your woodlot. Woodlot mapping is often done by a registered professional forester when developing a woodlot management plan, though it can be created on its own. A woodlot map shows where your boundary lines are and generally displays the different stands existing on your woodlot. Aerial photos can be useful to include with woodlot maps.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres

Management Planning

Having a woodlot management plan is an important tool for effective forest management and is a requirement for most forest certification schemes. Management plans include: the goals and objectives of the landowner, a detailed description and inventory of the woodlot (including a map), and a plan for carrying out silvicultural treatments to accomplish the landowner’s goals. The plan should be reviewed and updated every 5 to 10 years to remain relevant and to stay in line with the landowner’s wishes and needs. While it is very useful to have a registered professional forester create the management plan, it is important that the landowner be involved in the process as well to ensure that it conforms to their own unique needs and values.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres

Weeding

Weeding refers to the trimming or removal of small, herbaceous plants in a stand, as well as non-crop tree species, which are competing with desirable tree species. Plants like raspberry bushes can out-compete seedlings and limit their access to nutrients, sunlight, and other necessary factors for growth.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: under 5 acres

Boundary Line Work

Knowing where your boundaries are is an important step in woodlot management. Contractors will often mark woodlot boundaries by using flagging tape or painting blazes on trees along the boundary lines and removing brush from the lines to promote line visibility.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres

Tree Removal

Tree removal generally refers to the removal of a single tree or very small group of trees, often in an urban setting, that is/are causing safety concerns or is/are diseased, dying, or dead. Tree removal is a service offered by arborists.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Halifax, Guysborough, Cumberland, Colchester, Antigonish
Lot Sizes: under 5 acres

Arborists (Urban Tree Care)

Arborists or arboriculturists are urban tree maintenance and care professionals. They focus on managing and cultivating individual trees and shrubs in an urban setting to promote the health and safety of the plants and public. Services often provided by an arborist include: pruning, planting, removal, and emergency tree care.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Halifax, Guysborough, Cumberland, Colchester, Antigonish
Lot Sizes:

Pruning

Pruning is a minimally invasive method of improving the quality of crop trees in a stand. Lower limbs are removed manually from selected trees to decrease problematic knots in the lumber and make them easier to harvest later on.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Halifax, Guysborough, Cumberland, Colchester, Antigonish
Lot Sizes:

Precommercial Thinning

Precommercial thinning (PCT) is done in overstocked stands of younger trees to free up space and resources for selected trees and improve overall stand quality. PCT treatments are done in both natural stands and plantations. The goal is to remove less desirable trees (like non-crop species, or damaged and diseased trees) as well as create appropriate spacing in the stand for healthy, higher quality trees to grow. PCT work is generally done manually with clearing or thinning saws.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres

Pest and Disease Identification

There are a variety of pests and diseases that can affect the health and growth of a woodlot. They can lower the quality and volume of standing wood and can lead to tree mortality and other detrimental effects. The early identification of pests and diseases in a woodlot can help prevent or mitigate these impacts. Foresters can help identify these threats and recommend appropriate treatments and/or mitigation measures to maintain the health and viability of the woodlot.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes:

Lot Clearing

Characterized by removing the forest cover from an area where a land use change is desired by the owner, such as conversion to agricultural, commercial, or residential land. This can include removal of all forest vegetation, stumps, debris, and sometimes top soil.

Counties: Halifax, Guysborough
Lot Sizes: under 5 acres

Qualifications

    Other Qualifications
    Production Tree Removal and Rigging
    FEC Certification
    Holds certificate for completion of the NS Forest Ecosystem Classification course.
    Clearing Saw
    Certification for clearing saw use, safety, and maintenance.
    Chain Saw
    Certification for chain saw use, safety, and maintenance.
    Liability Insurance
    Has current Liability Insurance.

Contact Details

Company NameGreenUp Forestry Services
Contact NameJustin Smith
Phone(902) 801-8155
Emailjustinb_smith@hotmail.com
Street39 Petit Lac Road
TownWest Chezzetcook
CountyQueens
ProvinceNova Scotia
Postal CodeB0J 1N0

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