Robert Cool - President - RF 310, CF 3380, CA MI-0046AU, ACF

Metropolitan Forestry Consultants, Inc. wil establish Education and Management Programs for the following needs:



Tree and Forestry Education
MFC provides educational programs for your tree care needs. Our staff of highly trained professionals will help train you and your workforce, so that you will be up to speed with the latest information, techniques and regulations related to the tree care industry. Let us help you design an educational program which will fit your individual tree care needs.
 

Golf Course Tree Management

Along with well maintained greens, tees and fairways, trees are an important asset to a golf course. Trees are focal points of beauty and stature. Left unmanaged, unhealthy trees can be costly to the maintenance budget.

Reducing stress sources that cause a decline in tree health and vigor will help maintain the beauty of the course and protect your patrons. Stress sources include: soil compaction from cart and foot traffic or a construction project; drought; nutrient deficientcy; over and under watering, and mechanical injury caused by mowers, string trimmers and carts.

MFC foresters are trained to identify the health reducing stresses that trees face and to propose ways to improve these valuable landscape assets.

 
 Woodlot Management
Proper woodlot management is paramount in insuring healthy and productive woodlots. MFC foresters develop management plans to fit the needs of the property owner and enhance the productivity of the woods. Woodlot management plans are witten to improve timber production, enhance wildlife habitat and other recreational activities, and comply with government forestation programs.
 


Roadside Tree Management
Trees are focal points in our landscape for their beauty and stature, but left unmanaged the tree or parts of the tree can fall causing damage to property and/or injury. Tree failures result from the interaction ofstructural defects in the tree with environmental, site and culture conditions. Metropolitan Forestry Consultants' foresters can determine the severity of the hazard potential and to propose ways to minimize the risk.

Most tree failures are avoidable. However due to shrinking budgets, roadside trees are becoming a lower priority. Thus, a pro-active approach to identifying tree hazards is not always possible. MFC has different program options to assist the right-of-way manager to identify and ways to maximize public safety along your roadways.
 


Utility Line Forest Management

Providing reliable, low-cost electricty to their customers without interruptions is the main objective of any electric utility company. Trees growing in the right-of-way are in conflict with this objective -- a tree can grow ofr fall into power lines causing costly outages. Metropolitan Forestry Consultants' foresters can evaluate your line clearance program and determine the operational needs to improve service.

Most electrical interruptions caused by trees are avoidable. However due to shrinking budgets, tree trimming and removals are becoming a lower priority. Thus, a pro-active approach to identifying problem trees is not always possible. MFC has different program options to assist the right-of-way manager to identify problem trees and recommend ways to minimize interruptions and maximize the reliability of service to your customers.