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Finding forestry tools that are both affordable and high quality can be a tough job. There are many options ranging from inexpensive tools meant for home use to tools that cost thousands of dollars and are meant for a professional setting.

Finding the right tool for your needs can take time and effort that you may not have or want to expend. In the hustle and bustle of the modern working world, it can be hard to set time apart to search the web for the tools you need for your trade.

That’s why we created The Forestry Pros, so you can spend less time searching the internet for information on wood, forestry training, and products and more time working on the projects that spark your passion!

Our experts have knowledge in various areas of the industry, from building their own furniture and cabinetry to experts who specialize in plant genetics and breeding. They can help you find the best chainsaw while also giving you a deep dive into various tree species and what makes them special and perfect for your project. They want to help everyone, regardless of skill, find the right tools for their needs and get back to the projects and jobs that

The Forestry Pros Mission

Our Mission At The Forestry Pros is to help you find the best forestry tools for your needs. We strive to keep you up to date on new products, training programs, and other woodland-related topics. We know that when it comes to forestry, it’s essential to spend your money on quality products that stand the test of time and keep you safe from harm. We want to be a place where experienced foresters and home DIYers can find information to help their projects succeed.

Whether you are an experienced forester or trying to find tools for your home garage, our experienced team is here to guide you with all the information you need. Need to know how to find the best cordless pole saw or mini chainsaw? Well, we’ve got you!

We have comprehensive guides on trees & wood, tools, sawmills, firewood, and forestry training.

How We Bring You Content

Our writing team combines their experience as writers and research skills with their love and knowledge of forestry. We hire forestry experts who bring a variety of expertise to the site, from tree experts with degrees focused on plant life to chainsaw masters who can create art out of wood. They know the ins and outs of all things forestry, the products involved, and how to test them. They take their time to get to know each product and make sure it holds up against safety and continuous use.

Our team of skilled editors takes time to evaluate each article to ensure it meets our high standards. We strive for authentic but factual content that flows effortlessly and is formatted to perfection. Our editors are always looking for ways to improve the content we offer and individual articles we publish. They keep us updated and relevant!

Lastly, you, our readers, are essential to our improvement and growth process. You help us create better content and expand what we offer. If you have any suggestions, please contact us!

Our Core Values

  • Adventure,
  • Environment
  • Expertise
  • Guidance
  • Performance.

Featured Writers

Meet Our Featured Writers!

Samantha Biggers

Samantha could always count on at least one of her family members working for the local sawmill or in the forest. Growing up in a small logging town and living near forests her entire life has kept her interest in trees, wood, and the amazing things you can create with them high.

In college, she majored in Environmental Science with a focus on Sustainable Forestry, and now she owns her own woodlot. She loves helping others answer their burning questions about Forestry and making sure they have the right tools for the trade.

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

It is a great trade for those that love the outdoors. I do have to say that some forestry-related jobs are more physically intense than others, so it is important to maintain your health and physical fitness. Forestry jobs can take you to some remote places with fewer amenities. It is a good idea to test yourself in a remote setting before agreeing to these types of positions.

Chances are, when you are first starting out, you will be required to do a lot of fieldwork. As your career progresses to management-level positions, you may find that some jobs require more time indoors. It is important to find the right fit for you.

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

Oak and hickory are great for building things and for burning in your wood stove.

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

Everyone needs a good chainsaw, splitting maul, and wedge.

Mike Lillyman

Mike has always loved spending time outdoors with the quiet and the trees. Bonus points are always found when he comes across a cute animal, or it has just rained. He also loves working with power tools. Mike has grown up watching the power tool market explode and advance very quickly. His ability to combine his love of tools and the outdoors is a little bit like heaven.

This has naturally led him to a career working within the forest, and with the wood it produces. He loves being able to share that knowledge with others and make sure they start off on the right power tool.

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

I think to thrive in forestry; you have to love it. It’s tough and lonely at times, but there is also the chance to surround yourself with unfathomable beauty.

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

A favorite wood is the one perfect for the application. My shipping days would suggest teak as my favorite wood, but its sustainability takes it off the list. I think the fundamental criterion should be sustainability. I use a lot of oak and steamed beech. They are sustainably harvested.

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

My generation grew up with innovative power tools. A modern woodworking shop consists of power tools for every application. To ask me to rip a piece of timber with a handsaw is stretching my abilities, so I think we have lost that almost sentimental side of a prize hand plane or other hand tools.

My mates mock me about the range of power tools I have. The only one missing is a battery-operated hammer.

Lacey Jackson

Lacey finds a lot of solace in the forest, but she understands that in order to enjoy what the forest has to offer her, she also has to maintain it. Currently, she lives on a forested property and spent quite a bit of time learning how to take care of the property. 

Lacey has applied those skills to other aspects of her life and often clears paths for mountain biking competitions and horse endurance races. Now she brings that knowledge to Forestry Pros to help others learn about the importance of maintaining and properly clearly forested areas. 

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

Never underestimate the importance of safety. I’ve seen many people try to jury-rig situations, especially when felling trees or moving logs, and it’s always been risky. You have to trust your equipment and a big part of that trust comes from knowing how it works, reading the manuals, always knowing where your hands are, and making sure you take that extra moment to pause and carefully review all safety measures.

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

I love working with Manzanita. I know it comes with many risks, primarily how prone it is to cracking as it dries, but I love the color.

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

I love winches. I have come to appreciate just how useful they can be in various situations. Just because you think you are strong enough to deadlift a stump or push a log out of the way doesn’t mean you should, especially when you have winches in the back of your truck.

Candace Osmond

Candance grew up watching her father run a lumber mill and work as a journeyman carpenter. As she watched him hone his craft, she learned about various types of wood and the art of woodworking. Her time spent learning about Forestry with her dad sparked a lifelong interest and passion. 

As an adult, she worked in the construction industry as a designer and certified wood specialist. She loves sharing her knowledge of wood, woodworking, and the tools of the trade with others so they can get the most of their time in the forest or in the shop. 

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

Know your woods. Each species behaves differently and requires different tools and techniques for cutting and building.

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

I love maple! It’s a beautiful semi-hardwood that cut wonderfully and makes great furniture and cabinetry.

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

I think portable sawmills are one of the best tools you can invest in. Especially if you’re tackling a large project like building a home or thinking about starting a lumber business of any kind.

Maddy Chiffey

It wasn’t long ago that Maddy fulfilled her dream of owning a wood parcel of land complete with her own log cabin. It was one of her biggest dreams and passions but also a source of some of her biggest frustrations and headaches. She had absolutely no one to turn to to help her learn the tools of the trade and the skills needed to get the job done.

Maddy would have paid a large sum of money just to have that knowledge easily accessible, and she’s incredibly honored to be able to spread the knowledge she had to learn the hard way with others in hopes of making their journey a bit easier. While it was definitely a rocky journey, and she still has a lot to learn, Maddy has grown considerably over the years in both skill and confidence, and she knows she can help you find the info you need.

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

Be humble and patient, embrace the journey, and never let a piece of good advice go in vain. 

The most inspiring forestry professionals I have encountered were also some of the most modest people – always open to other possibilities, eager to learn, and enthusiastic about trying novelties.  

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

I have always loved pine trees. It was one of the main reasons why I decided to get into forestry in general, and I still consider these trees and their magnificently aromatic wood very special to me. 

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

It may sound odd (and slightly masochistic), but my favorite wood processing tool is an old-school handsaw – one of the few tools that won’t let you down due to an empty fuel tank or broken motor.

Emmanuel Joseph

Emmanuel has always loved climbing and playing in trees. As a kid helped his grandparents with trimming, felling, and cutting trees. As he grew, his interest in mechanical engineering also led him to be fascinated by various mechanical tools and how they worked. He loves combining his knowledge of forestry, tools, and mechanical engineering into one place. He strives to help others find the right tools for their needs and understand how they work.

Why are you writing for Forestry Pros?

I’ve always loved trees. As a kid, I spent most of my free time climbing them alone. Also, it helps that a lot of the trees I grew up with have yummy fruits like mangoes. I was always the one who assisted my grandparents with tree climbing, trimming, felling, and even cutting. Also, And, of course, being a technology enthusiast and a mechanical engineer, I love tools and machines. Combining my forestry knowledge and writing experience feels just as good.

What advice do you have for someone interested in this trade?

The important thing anyone should know is that forestry is not something, not the kind of trade you dive into for quick cash. To be successful, you have to love and enjoy forestry truly.
Also, safety is a high priority. You could get hurt with or without power tools in so many ways. So, ensure you follow every necessary safety precaution and do not look down on any of them. Lastly, measure.

Do you have a favorite type of wood to work with?

Yes, I do. I like Mahogany, Palm trees, Iroko, and Timber. It is a sturdy wood to work with, and the furniture it creates tends to endure lots of humidity and damage. In addition, this elegant-looking wood has a beautiful rich reddish tone. are pretty tough woods to work with, but they’re worth it.

What are your favorite tools of the trade?

I like all the portable tools like Portable pole saws and chainsaws, even handsaws. Just give me any tool that’s easy to carry around and maneuver.
To do forestry activities, you have to do a lot of walking, so lightweight and portable tools are the best. I’d recommend that you find tools that are powerful, high-quality, and not heavy.

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