Long View's woodland service crew members work closely with both forest management and contracting staff in the care and tending of the forest. The varied activities they focus on create critical links in the chain of treatments necessary to achieve excellent results through the long lives of trees and healthy forests.
Invasive Plant Management A variety of invasive plants are now established in and around our region's forests. Some species grow rapidly and can interfere with the ability of native trees to become established and survive. Long View's woodland service staff use a variety of tools and techniques to reduce and manage these infestations. We tailor methods for maximum effectiveness to the species present, degree of infestation and weather and site conditions when work occurs.
Timber Stand Improvement Timber stand improvement (TSI) is any activity aimed at improving the future growth of the forest when the trees to "weed" are too small, poor quality or inaccessible for commercial harvest. Long View's woodland service staff use small chainsaws and clearing saws to create extra growing space for the best trees. Identifying and encouraging the best specimens early is the easiest and most effective way to grow a forest full of great trees.
Field Edge Clearing Whether you’re looking to clear invasive species from the edge of a field or restore the view of a historic stone wall our crews are ready to help. With the new addition of an ASV mulcher we are well equipped for clean and thorough field edge restoration.
Tree Planting & Orchard Pruning & Maintenance These projects include pruning trees for fruit production, timber value or tree health. LVF also can help re-start a forest area by planting thousands of young trees from a planned program.
Trail Design, Construction, and Maintenance Having easy access to the woods is one of the surest ways to foster excellent management and allow regular enjoyment and use of forest resources. Long View crews use a variety of equipment and hand tools to build and maintain winding trails for landowners who enjoy narrow footpaths through their forest and also larger mechanized equipment for multi-purpose trails for everything from Nordic skiing to ATV's and equine activities.
WOODLAND SERVICES LEAD STAFF Alex Barrett- Division Manager Alex joined Long View in 2014 and leads the forest management division. Before entering the forestry world, Alex earned a B.A. from Middlebury College and taught Spanish at the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY. He then earned a Masters Degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and went on to work as Yale's Forest Manager where he oversaw 11,000 acres of working forest in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Alex is a Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts licensed forester, and he lives with his family in Saxtons River, VT. For help with your next project, contact: ABarrett@longviewforest.com (802) 359-4505