Every forest is different. Management needs to match the goals and budget of the landowner. The motivations for forestry include reducing wildfire risk for insurance requirements, creating the perfect vacation spot, or maintaining a family legacy. When a forest is left unmanaged, the potential fuels for wildfire begin to pile up. Forest health declines with density, disease, and insects. Views become obscured.
Let Greenleaf be a partner in your forest management and help take care of your property for generations to come. Fill out our Forestry Interest Questionnaire to start reaching the goals for your property!
We can work on projects with one-time jobs, or recommended multi-year service plans to get your property in the condition it deserves. Our services include a low cost initial forest inspection, return work year after year as needed, annual review of your plan, and discounts on products at our Westcliffe sawmill.
Services include wildfire mitigation and defense, insect and disease control, tree density management, aesthetic and economic improvements, nursery trees and tree planting, firewood cutting, and owner/neighborhood services including active forestry and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPPs). See the "Forestry" drop down menu for more detailed information on these services.Below are some examples of forestry projects Greenleaf has worked on recently.
Before and after dead cottonwood removal
In-progress doghair Ponderosa Pine removal
After Ponderosa Pine doghair removal
In-progress scrub oak removal in a mixed-Ponderosa Pine forest
Defensible space buffer between a structure and the forest in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Before / After scrub oak removal in a mixed-Ponderosa forest