Located in the heart of hardwood forests, Hoffman Brothers Lumber conducts our own initial appraisals of your land at no charge. Rest assured, we abide by all Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) policies and utilize Best Management Practices (BMP) during every phase of the land engagement.
With more than 50 years of timber harvesting experience, HBL staffs two full-time crews of planners, loggers, and excavators certified by the Pennsylvania Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI). Our clients find our team members to be personable and approachable through every phase of the harvest. From initial consultation and site review, to mapping and timbering your land, you’ll feel confident and comfortable in our approach to forestry management.
Once a mutually agreed upon fair market price has been established for your timber, you can count on getting paid before we make the first cut! Our sales agreements typically span a period of 24 months to timber your property. On average, engagements consist of 10 to 30-plus acres of timberland within a 100-mile radius of central Pennsylvania.
Your trees are worth money. We can help determine how much.
HBL has expertise in nearly every species of hardwood found in the Northern Appalachians, including:
HBL sets industry standards for best practices when it comes to protecting the environment, habitats, and wildlife for years to come.
It may be surprising to some landowners that timbering your property the right way can be very beneficial to the environment long-term. Hardwood trees are a renewable resource when timbering is carried out properly to allow for reforestation. In essence, harvesting older trees promotes natural regeneration when openings are created and allow for increased sunlight. This benefits seed germination and stimulates growth of seedlings. In time, young, healthy trees grow and thrive to eventually complete the reforestation process. To help ensure future sustainability, HBL’s rigorous selective process protects trees with less than a 14-inch diameter.
Above all, we value the relationships we build with our clients—sometimes spanning multiple generations! From our initial assessment to the final cut, we partner with you to timber your land responsibly! Strategic planning is key to ensure your land is timbered, cleared, and restored for future development and growth. Your choice in a forester should be as selective as the trees we mark for timbering! The clear choice is Hoffman Brothers Lumber.