GN Forestry Services Ltd -

GN Forestry Services Ltd

My company has been in business 15 years, we do harvesting of woodlots with payment upfront. We also organize followup silviculture work on the woodlots we perform work on. I also write management plans and do boundary line location work. The owner Greg Carter is a Forest Technician with 26 years experience in the forestry field of work.

Company Details

Number of years in business15
Number of employees5
Number of Services8
Certifications or Qualifications8
LocationColchester, Nova Scotia
Payment OptionsCheque


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, Lunenburg, Colchester, Cumberland, Kings, Hants, Halifax
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 acres

Wildlife Habitat Management

Woodlot owners who value wildlife and consider wildlife when planning silviculture and harvesting treatments should think about incorporating wildlife habitat management into their woodlot management plan. One can focus on managing for one or two species, or managing for several. Wildlife habitat management can include maintaining wildlife corridors, modifying silvicultural activities to decrease negative impacts on wildlife, leaving snags as nesting trees and downed woody debris for habitat, and putting up nesting boxes.

Counties: Colchester, Hants, Halifax, Cumberland, Pictou, Lunenburg, Kings
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 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: Halifax, Lunenburg, Kings, Hants, Pictou, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 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: Lunenburg, Pictou, Kings, Hants, Halifax, Cumberland, Colchester
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 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, Cumberland, Colchester, Hants, Halifax, Lunenburg, Kings
Lot Sizes: 5 to 10 acres, over 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: Colchester, Cumberland, Halifax, Kings, Hants, Pictou, Lunenburg
Lot Sizes: 5 to 10 acres, over 10 acres, 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: Lunenburg, Kings, Hants, Halifax, Cumberland, Colchester, Pictou
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, 5 to 10 acres, under 5 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: Lunenburg, Kings, Pictou, Colchester, Halifax, Cumberland, Hants
Lot Sizes: over 10 acres, under 5 acres, 5 to 10 acres


    Other Qualifications
    Registered with WCB
    Registered with the Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.
    Chain Saw
    Certification for chain saw use, safety, and maintenance.
    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 NameGN Forestry Services Ltd
Contact NameGreg Carter
Phone(902) 758-3826
Street152 Fairway Ave
TownShubenacadie East
ProvinceNova Scotia
Postal CodeB0N 2H0


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