Mike Burns
Professional Forestry Services
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PO Box 51
Nelliston, NY 13410
United States
Phone: (518) 993-2815
Mobile: 518-763-3868
Service Area:
New York - Mohawk & Hudson Valley, Southern Adirondacks, Nothern Catskills
I work to get the best value for my clients; providing my best opinion so that you can make informed decisions; I'll help you identify what your goals are and what options are available for achieving those objectives. I am a sole proprietor. My only focus is assuring the satisfaction and building long-term relationships with my clients. References are available upon request as I respect the privacy and confidentiality of my clients.
BS Forest Resource Management – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse
AS Business Administration – Jamestown Community College
AS Forest Technology – NYS Ranger School, Wanakena
I started in 2000. I was previously employed as a sawmill procurement forester so I learned all the tricks used in evaluating value of a woodlot.
Success story:
Of the recent timber sales I have administered, the winning bid was more than double what the lowest bid was, and the lowest bid was far more than a local logger had offered.
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Services Offered
Enjoy It
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Trail layout/maintenance
  • Plant/wildlife survey
  • Wildlife habitat assessment
  • Wildlife habitat cost share programs
  • Aesthetic enhancements (timber stand improvement)
Protect It
  • Marking boundaries
  • Security and protection monitoring
  • Water quality protection/BMPs
  • Natural disaster damage assessment
  • Timber theft appraisal and expert witness testimony
  • Special site protection plans
  • Rare, threatened or endangered species protection plans
  • Pest and weed assessment/prevention
  • Pest and weed monitoring
Make it Healthy
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Water quality protection/BMPs
  • Pest and weed assessment/prevention
  • Pest and weed monitoring
  • Forest health survey and appraisal
Profit From It
  • Management plan
  • Timber sale administration
  • Inventory
  • Assessment
  • Timber stand improvement
  • Tax law programs
  • Hunting leases
  • Forest certification
  • Appraisal and valuation
  • Income and capital gains tax planning
  • Natural disaster salvage and recovery
Pass It On
  • Conservation easements
  • Intergenerational transfer
Map It
  • Soils type mapping
  • Recreation – trails, points of interest, special sites
  • Natural features – wetlands, streams, waterfalls, water bodies, unique areas
  • Historic/cultural features – wells, stone walls, homesteads
  • Resources – forest types and stands
Training / qualifications
  • American Tree Farm System Tree Farm Inspector
  • Quality Deer Management
  • NYS DEC Cooperating Forester