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Forestry is a broad discipline which encompasses a variety of specific skills. It is possible that you are in need of a service that is not described in the other pages of this site, yet could be provided by Timberline Forestry.

Custom, specialized service requests are welcomed.

If you desire any service that requires specialized knowledge of the natural resources, feel free to contact me.

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Confidentiality of private clients will be honored with the highest integrity.

For a partial commercial client list and project examples click here.

Permaculture consultation

For over a decade Timberline Forestry has been paying close attention to and participating in Permaculture design. For those of you who do not understand what “Permaculture” is, it’s a design methodology that focuses on a sustainable interface between human habitat and the natural resources.

Previously, natural resources management has not been given a prominent role in the development of human infrastructure.  This philosophy has resulted in significant energy misuse and environmental degradation.

Permaculture consultation (continued from above right)

With a current global population estimated at 7.4 billion (2017) individuals, human land use is at an all-time high. In order to use the land in a more efficient manner, reduce waste and increase quality of life on Earth, it’s wise to understand that we are reliant on the land, and especially the primary resources of soils and surface water.

Through awareness of sustainable living system design, the natural resources can be conserved to a much higher degree than conventional methods in use today.

Our current socioeconomic system is not adequately addressing the conservation of natural resources. As individuals, we can make significant progress in maintaining a sustainable population by implementing these design techniques.

In 2012, a private experimental research demonstration site was developed by myself (Geoff Kegerreis) and my wife (Susan Kegerreis, a graduate of Permaculture Research Institute’s online PDC course). Significant changes have been implemented since and will continue into the foreseeable future.  For more information about our experimental property and how we’ve begun to showcase our design, click here.

If you are interested in getting started with the Permaculture transition on your property and don’t know where to begin, feel free to contact me.

Our largest native fruit in North America, the Paw Paw (Asminia triloba) has been planted in Hoverfly Hollow, approximately 100 miles North of its native range.  These seedlings were planted as seeds during a warm period in December 2015 and emerged within 4 months of planting.  These trees were planted in a micro climate that shelters them from the harsher conditions of this region.  They should be mature enough to produce fruit by 2021.

Swales are ditches placed along the contour of the landscape. This is a water management system to slow the water along the grade to reduce stress to landscape plants during times of severe drought. This swale has been placed mid-slope (~14% slope) on a Southern aspect, making it ideal for growing fruit trees with no need for irrigation or energy to support it. If you would like to see this swale in action during a heavy rain event, click HERE.

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