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Long Forestry provides forestry services for landowners in southern Illinois, west central Illinois, southern Missouri, and western Kentucky.   Our consulting foresters and forestry service crew members also serve private landowners, organizations, and government agencies throughout the Midwest.  We specialize in preparing forest management plans, timber sale administration, acquiring cost share assistance, and providing forestry contracting services.  Our forestry services include forest stand improvement, invasive species control, tree planting, prescribed burning, forest management plans, and timber sales. 

At Long Forestry our mission is to provide private landowners with the knowledge and services to accomplish their management objectives in a cost efficient and effective mannner. Long Forestry practices Sustainable Forestry, which involves managing the forest to meet the current objectives of the landowner while leaving the appropriate resources in place for future generations.  Sustainable forestry looks decades into the future and considers all aspects of the forest resource when management decisions are being made. 

Long Forestry is committed to providing forest landowners with innovative management techniques using recent research results and the newest technology.  We also track Cost Share sources that help landowners accomplish their goals for their property.

There are many advantages of managing your forest for long term benefits, including superior wildlife habitat, increased diversity, and increased value. 


Free Download from LFC's Head of Forestry, Mike Long

Download the most recent publication by Mike Long called "Advanced Oak Regeneration - Recipes for Success."  This free presentation will educate landowners on the 


LFC's Landowner Education Series

As part of LFC's ongoing committment educate landowners about their properties and forests we offer our Landowner Education Series. If you are a forest land owner you will not want to miss these presentations. Open to anyone, and free of charge, Long Forestry's foresters will give a one hour presentation covering a forestry topic that you will find extremely relevant to forest land ownership. LFC's foresters will also answer any questions you might have about your property or property ownership. The Landowner Education Series' are held throughout southern and central Illinois and Missouri.

LFC Clients talk about their experiences as forest landowners
Havlilk's forest management plan and invasive species control  Randle's forest management plan and timber sale  Phelps' forest management plan and property tax reduction
LFC Welcomes VMC
In order to serve a wider range of clients with our specialty services, Long Forestry has opened VMC - Vegetation Management Company.  VMC offers season long weed control for industry and infrastructure.  Bareground weed control ensures that your surface will remain weed free for the entire growing season.  It is used on gravel surfaces, storage lots, fence rows, building edges, etc.  Broad leaf weed control prevents larger and woody plants from growing where only grasses are desired.  It is used on power line right of ways, pipeline roght of ways, airports, dams, dithes, etc.  Click on the logo below to visit the new website and check out our social media pages.   
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LFC's Online Store is Ready to Shop!
Are you a do-it-yourself landowner who needs advice, materials, and equipment to work on your property?
Or maybe a naturalist, gardener, or a promoter of sustainability who wants to express your passion?
We even offer chainsaw and forestry safety training materials to our industry partners and chainsaw operators.
Click on the link to find custom designed t-shirts, safety training materials, and materials and gear for your forestry project!

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LFC Forestry Services Crew - a day in the life
LFC Consulting Forester, Joe Starkey, created this point of view video that will take you on a journey through a typical day on a forest stand improvement.  Click on the link below, sit back, and enjoy.
Forestry Services Crew - TSI