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.
Real Estate Appraisal
We specialize in appraising forest and recreational properties, completing hundreds of “yellow book” appraisals for land acquisitions. Our appraisers are also skilled in valuing resorts, marinas, commercial, industrial, agricultural, development, and residential properties.
Conservation Easement Appraisal
Our team of analysts, foresters, and appraisers specialize in valuing properties where conservation easements and carbon projects are being considered or in place and where there are other or additional encumbrances.
Expert Witness Testimony
Our appraisers, foresters, and arborists serve as expert witnesses in court cases involving a variety of land and tree valuation issues. We are experienced in working with legal counsel, preparing and analyzing data, and providing written and oral testimony regarding our work and expertise.
Tree & Property Damage Appraisal
Our foresters and appraisers will value your timber, forestland, or Christmas tree plantation when it is damaged from human trespass or acts of nature, such as forest fire, frost, and flooding.
Individual Tree Appraisal
We take an approach to tree appraisal that gives clients a well-grounded, realistic picture of a tree’s worth. With an ISA-certified arborist on staff, we are a trusted source for valuations of landscape and ornamental trees, and for estimating loss of value.
Eminent Domain Appraisal
From transportation to energy projects, we offer a full range of appraisal services for land acquisition. Our appraisers are well versed in the legal issues of eminent domain and the requirements of “yellow book” appraisals. We tailor appraisals to the specific report formats required.
Christmas Tree Appraisal
The valuation of Christmas trees requires an understanding of the cost, risk, cultural, and management aspects of tree production and a willingness to investigate market demand and supply dynamics. Being in the Christmas tree industry ourselves, our appraisers can accurately value trees and tree farm properties with this knowledge.
We help clients determine whether the appraisals they have received from other providers contain supportable value opinions and conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).
Appraisals for Conservation Easements
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.