Lambert Forest Products – Forest inventory and mapping
It is important for owners to get an estimate of the value and possible uses of the timber on their land. Forest inventory is the process during which information regarding tree species, diameter, height, site quality, age, and defects is collected. It will also provide information on the number of trees per acre, the basal area, and the value of the timber. Inventories can be done for reasons other than placing a value on your timber. An inventory can be done to determine potential fire hazards and the risk of fire, or as a fire damage assessment. The results of this type of inventory can be used in preventative actions. With the aid of a map this information can also help you to understand where different forest cover types are located on your property. This can act as an aid for your forest management goals and objectives, whether you desire your land to be used for recreational activities or simply to enhance the wildlife habitat.