The Online Forester


In this section we have important information to assist you with questions you may have about services being offered in Maryland. The resources available here are provided by the Maryland DNR Forest Service. If you have questions you can contact our offices in Annapolis at 410-260-8531.

    * About Buying Firewood

    There are a few things you should know about wood and the laws regarding selling firewood that will help you make the best decision when making your firewood purchase.

    * Master Logger Program

    A Maryland Master Logger can help you get what you want today without sacrificing the benefits of tomorrow.

    * Consulting Foresters
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    Locate a licensed forester that can assist you in your forest project.

    * Forest Product Operators

    Locate sawmill, logging and firewood companies by county, service or general search.

    * Licensed Tree Experts

    All tree care professionals practicing in Maryland must obtain a license. Without a license, they may not practice or advertise tree care services in the state. As a public service we make the names and addresses of licensed tree experts available on DNR Online.

    * Big Tree Champions

    No complete record of Maryland's tree species exists, but from the best information available, there are probably more than 160 species. Counting the exotic species which are successfully grown here, the list is almost unlimited.

    * Forest Conservation Act Service Providers

    Forest Stand Delineations and Forest Conservation Plans must be prepared by a licensed forester, licensed landscape architect, or other qualified professionals. You can obtain a listing of professionals providing these services in your county by accessing our database.

    * Dictionary of Forestry

    The Dictionary of Forestry is published by the Society of American Foresters and edited by F.C. Ford-Robertson under the authorization of the Joint FAO/IUFRO Committee on Forest Bibliography and Terminology. There has been substantial changes in the forestry profession. These changes have modified the use of existing terms, introduced new terms, and created the need for an up-to-date dictionary that permits consistent use of professional language.

    A more complete review of terms used in the State Forest annual work plans and Sustainable Forest Management Plans can be found online through use of the Dictionary of Forestry.

    * Forestry Acronyms

    As with any Government organization there are a number of acronyms, they are defined here.

    * Quick Reference Phone Directory

    Maryland DNR Forest Service listings by county.