Curmae Limited -

Curmae Limited

I offer consulting and contracting services and assign a sub-contractor based on the specific job required. Commercial harvest versus merchantable thinning would require a different contractor to be assigned the work. Woodlot management services complete with mapping; cruising and plan preparation are also provided.

Company Details

Number of years in business22
Number of employees1
Number of Services10
Certifications or Qualifications7
LocationColchester, Nova Scotia
Payment OptionsCash,Cheque



Chipping is a method of removing brush and branches from a stand after some types of treatment. Branches and small trees are fed into a chipper, which shreds them into small chips. These chips can be left in the woodlot as nutrients or removed and used for other purposes like home heating or livestock bedding.

Counties: Halifax, Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Kings, Hants
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

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: Pictou, Hants, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres, over 10 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: Pictou, Hants, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: under 5 acres, over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres

Hardwood Management

In forest stands primarily made up of hardwood species, many owners/operators manage for harvesting firewood commercially or for private use.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Timber Appraisal

A timber appraisal is meant to give woodlot owners an idea of what volume and kind of timber they have on their woodlot and how much it is worth. Factors considered in calculating this are tree density, species, and timber quality. Timber appraisals are useful for woodlot owners planning to sell or purchase woodland, or for those just trying to get a sense of what they have on a woodlot. It is generally necessary to hire a professional forester to complete a timber appraisal.

Counties: Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou, Hants
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Selection Harvesting

Selection harvesting is a treatment used in uneven-aged forest management in which either single trees or small groups of trees are harvested at a time. The goal is to maintain the canopy of a forest stand while still being able to continually harvest timber. This is done by diversifying tree age classes, encouraging regeneration, and leaving some of the best trees as seed trees.

Counties: Colchester, Pictou, Hants, Cumberland
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Logging Contractor

Specializing in managing for, harvesting, and trucking mature logs to sell to sawmills. This can include pulp and stud wood as well.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Watercourse Crossing

Due to the ecological sensitivity of the riparian habitat along watercourses, it is very important that proper care be taken when planning and constructing watercourse crossings in a woodlot. Construction of these crossings should only be done by certified contractors, and needs to be approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.

Counties: Pictou, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Commercial Harvest

A commercial harvest is completed with the goal of harvesting and selling the final timber product (saw logs, etc.). It is the final stage in commercial forest management, taking place several years after precommercial thinning and commercial thinning treatments.

Counties: Pictou, Hants, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres

Commercial Thinning

Ideal for middle-aged stands, commercial thinning removes some of the more mature trees to allow room for others to grow, and to open up the canopy for regeneration. The trees removed are often those that are: damaged or diseased; growing too close to desirable trees; or less desirable species.

Counties: Cumberland, Colchester, Hants
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres


    Other Qualifications
    Registered with WCB
    Registered with the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.
    Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    Have completed the required training to offer, handle, or transport dangerous goods and have received the relevant training certificate.
    Watercourse Alteration
    Have completed a Watercourse Alteration Certification course recognized in Nova Scotia.
    FSSNS Core Program
    Have completed the Core Program of the Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia.
    BMP Training
    Have completed Best Management Practices training relevant to the Acadian Forest Region.
    Liability Insurance
    Has current Liability Insurance.

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Contact Details

Company NameCurmae Limited
Contact NameEarle Miller, RPF
Phone(902) 899-0593
StreetMacLaughlin Ave
ProvinceNova Scotia
Postal CodeB6L5G6


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