The dictionary defines a forester “as an individual who practices the science and art of managing forests.” A professional forester will typically have a bachelor’s degree from a school accredited by the Society of American Foresters such as Purdue University. In school a forestry student will learn about ecology, biology, tree identification, conservation and forest management. Foresters typically have a passion for the outdoors and are willing to work in all sorts of environments and weather. At Pike Lumber Company we employ many college trained foresters who will happily work with you to ensure that your goals and objectives for your woods are being properly met.
Pike Lumber Company’s newest forester is Amy Baumgartner. Amy is from Haslett, Michigan near Lansing. She started with Pike Lumber Company after graduating Michigan Tech University last spring. Amy enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family. She is currently training with our veteran foresters around our Akron, Indian sawmill. A forester like Amy will be able to tell you about the age, health, species mix, and possibilities and opportunities in your woods. Give us a call at Pike Lumber Company to set up an appointment to meet with one of our professional foresters working in your area today!