Van Buren County Contacts for Forestry

District Forester

District Foresters are professional foresters that work with private landowners in regions throughout the state. They provide consultation and planning services related to timber sales, tree planting, and improving wildlife habitat or timber quality. They also provide guidance on cost share assistance programs and tax incentive programs. Professional foresters such as Iowa DNR district foresters and private forestry consultants should be the first point of contact for forestry projects.

Iowa DNR
Cassidy Widner
Cell:
641-919-0877
Fairfield, IA
United States

Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic

The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic provides diagnosis of plant problems (plant diseases, insect damage, and assessment of herbicide damage) and the identification of insects from the field, forest, garden, and homes.

Office:
515-294-0581
2445 Advanced Teaching and Research Building (ATRB)
2213 Pammel Dr.
Ames, IA 50011
United States

Private Forestry Consultants/Contractors

Private forestry consultants and contractors provide landowners with a wide range of forestry services, ranging from general consultation, forest management planning, and timber sale administration, to site preparation, invasive species management, and tree planting and maintenance.

Note: professional foresters (i.e., private forestry consultants and Iowa DNR District Foresters) should be your first point of contact for any forestry project. The contact list that follows indicates whether a business has a professional forester on staff. How do we define a professional forester?

Acorn Forestry
Stan Tate
Cell:
319-350-9284
13802 County Line Road
Ainsworth, IA 52201
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance, forest stand improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Blackwell Creek Forestry
Philip Sneed
Cell:
660-973-2714
14435 LIV 251
CHILLICOTHE, MO 64601
United States
Services Provided
Brush management/invasive species management, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Additional Notes
Additional services offered include: prescribed burning, prescribed fire burn planning, timber trespass and expert witness services, wildlife management planning
Blue Jacket Excavation
Steven Franks
Cell:
319-850-7592
Farmington, IA 52626
United States
Services Provided
site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, and forestry mulching
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Buffalo Creek Land Management
Ryan Mullins
Cell:
515-779-2026
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting – hand, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI)
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
C&L Dirtworks LLC
Dustin Clark
Office:
641-680-4601
7521 56th Ave
Agency, IA 52530
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Cody's Tree Service
Cody Hamburg
Cell:
641-680-2833
27025 Gold Avenue
Cantril, IA 52542
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI)
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Complete Forestry Service
Phil Simmons
Office:
641-233-7400
1482 Pleasant Plain Rd
Fairfield, IA 52556
United States
Services Provided
Tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Dbltree Habitat Enhancement Inc
Jesse Knox
Cell:
641-919-0148
2072 Hemlock Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), prescribed fire, and edgefeathering
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Forest Legacy LLC
Cody Widner
Cell:
574-581-0090
104 Main St
Ollie, IA 52576
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), forest stand improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal, prescribed fire
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Forestry Consulting Services LLC
Steve Hamilton
Office:
319-929-3094
Cell:
319-551-2775
1153 Highway 965 NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States
Services Provided
Tree planting by hand and machine, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Four Seasons Conservation
Kaleb Ebeling
Office:
319-371-0931
Cell:
319-931-9530
1567 Old Highway 34
Mount Pleasant, IA 52641
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal, prescribed fire, forestry mulching, and CRP planting
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Fry Dirtworks & Conservation LLC
Dillon Fry
Cell:
641-919-4069
2805 W Grimes Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556
United States
Services Provided
brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Geode Forestry, Inc.
Robert Petrzelka
Office:
319-254-2232
1923 140th St.
PO Box 86
Swedesburg, IA 52652
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), forest stand improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal, certified as a Tree Farm Inspector with the American Tree Farm System (ATFS).
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Gregory Wagner Farms LLC
Gregory Wagner
Cell:
319-759-4171
25824 178th St
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Hawkeye Land Solutions LLC
Nate Parks
Cell:
319-931-6912
1935 265TH AVE
Ft. Madison, IA 52627
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), prescribed fire on CRP fields and timber, invasive species management and herbicide application
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Hunters Management Group
Brady Bloomquist
Cell:
641-895-2305
2803 Newton Rd
Promise City, IA 52583
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI)
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Jake's Woods LLC
Jason Jacobson
Cell:
573-248-4468
Jake's Woods LLC
458 College Street
Kahoka, MO 63445
United States
Services Provided
Tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), Forest Stand Improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal, prescribed burn
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
John Byrd Consulting
John Byrd
Cell:
641-208-1990
409 N. Davis St.
Bloomfield, IA 52537
United States
Services Provided
Brush management/invasive species management, tree planting by hand and machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), forest stand improvement (FSI), forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Morris Earthworks & Land Clearing
Jackson Morris
Cell:
319-371-6412
2791 220th Street
Fort Madison, IA 52627
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management/forestry mulching, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, CRP mowing, land clearing, spraying, food plot management
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
North Missouri Forestry
Andrew Helton
Cell:
660-988-4151
28769 Hwy T30
Exline, IA 52555
United States
Services Provided
Timber Stand Improvement(TSI), Invasive Species Management(ISM), edge feathering, tree plantings, and CRP/native grass seedings.
Paradigm Land Management
Michael Martens
Cell:
319-530-2583
Wellman, IA 52356
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand, planting maintenance, Forest Stand Improvement (FSI)
Professional Forester on Staff:
No
Prudenterra
Luke Gran
Office:
(515) 382-1239
65584 260th Street
Nevada, IA 50201
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, tree planting by hand and by machine, planting maintenance (e.g., chemical, mechanical), forest stand improvement (FSI), crop tree release thinning actions, forest management plan creation, timber sales and marketing, timber appraisal
Professional Forester on Staff:
Yes
Additional Notes
Other services provided include: commercial pesticide applicator to inject urban trees for protection from EAB, bur oak blight, oak wilt, provide small number of native tree seedlings for sale, prescribed burns of oak woodlands and tallgrass prairie, stream restoration design and build, stormwater erosion management with natural stream design methodologies, agroforestry, keyline design and swales, wildlife habitat assessment, prairie reconstruction, seed mix selection and sourcing assistance, prairie seeding by broadcast method, prairie establishment mowing and woody plant removal, management by herbicide and mechanical means, tree sheltering by hand, shrub planting by hand and machine and protecting shrub seedlings with bamboo stakes and mesh plastic shelters, botanical identification of prairie, wetland, and forest native species to assess remnant high-quality restoration opportunities
Smith Landworx
Connor Smith
Cell:
515-240-4006
New Virginia, IA 50210
United States
Services Provided
Site preparation, brush management/invasive species management, heavy machinery/forestry mowing/clearing, forestry mulching, tree pulling and shearing, and fence line removal.
Professional Forester on Staff:
No

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