From vast tracts of forestland to individual trees, our team of experts excel at all aspects of natural resource and property valuation.  We specialize in challenging appraisal situations including due diligence efforts, conservation and new utility easements, carbon projects, and tree and property damage situations.

Collaborating with our Analytics experts, we offer a unique suite of services yielding supportable valuations.  We stay current on fluctuating market conditions of a dynamic industry including stumpage trends, intricate land transactions, conservation easements, and more.

Our clients include timber investment and real estate organizations; forest product industries; conservation groups; nonprofit organizations; energy, utility, and transportation companies; federal, state, county, municipal, and tribal governments; attorneys and insurance companies; lenders; and private landowners.  We are experts on projects of all sizes, in the Midwest, and beyond.

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AppraisalEnvironmentalForestland Management
September 3, 2021

What’s in Rich’s Cruise Vest?

What's in Rich's Cruise Vest?  Arguably, a forester’s most useful tool in their cruise vest is their compass. If the…
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October 12, 2021

Meet the Team: Bob Karl

Meet Bob Karl Meet Bob Karl, Senior Appraiser at Steigerwaldt. Bob is a certified general appraiser in Wisconsin,Michigan, and Minnesota. Past…
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October 5, 2021

Meet the Team: Brenda Jones

Meet Brenda Jones Meet Brenda Jones, Executive Assistant to the CEO at Steigerwaldt. Brenda leads special projects and manages a variety…
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September 29, 2021

Meet the Team: Steve Kimble

Meet Steve Kimble Meet Steve Kimble, Certified General Appraiser for Steigerwaldt. Steve specializes in utility easement appraisals, waterfront and unique rural…

A Practical Guide to Tree Appraisal

Tree valuation presents a unique challenge to the arborist, forester, and appraiser because various approaches to value—such as tree trunk formulas, cost of replacement, and cost to cure—can produce widely disparate results. If tree values are not properly tied to overall property value, value conclusions can become excessive, drive up insurance costs, and contribute to inequity and inconsistency across the industry.