Holstine Forestry

Consulting, LLC

"Best in the Appalachian region!"

Forest Management | Timber Appraisals | Timber Sales | Harvest Planning | And Much More...

We'll help you get the most money out of your standing timber.

Holstine Forestry Consulting is the leading full-service forestry and natural resource consulting firm in West Virginia. Owner, John Holstine, has over 25 years of experience as a professional procurement forester in the forest products industry and provides forestry services throughout the Central Appalachian Region including West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Maryland and Kentucky.

Let Our Experience Work For You.

Professional Consulting Services

Precision | Punctuality | Commitment to Excellence

Whether you are a timberland owner who has been contemplating the sale of your standing timber or you are dealing with a timber trespass issue, you can use some sound advice from an experienced professional forester. Holstine Forestry Consulting is dedicated to meeting your forestry needs. Click on the "Contact Us" tab where you can send an email or give us a call. Our Mission statement below says it all.

Our Mission:

To provide superior and environmentally sound forest management services to our clients by presenting them with honest advice and reliable information, and to supervise all aspects of forestry operations until complete while ensuring the best workmanship possible.

Your Goals Are Our Priority.


Contracting with a lasting impact

At Holstine Forestry Consulting, our clients are our number one priority; and we'll go the extra mile to make sure they’re completely satisfied with our work. Do you have a specific project that requires professional attention? Our services are designed to tackle even the most complex projects. Call us today to discover how we can help.

  • Long-term Land Management
    - Land Management of large tracts, including the preparation and implementation of forest management plans and managing leases.

  • Timber Sales
    - to get you the most out of your forest resource while utilizing sound forest management practices.

  • Logging Inspections
    - to verify contract & BMP compliance.

  • Timber Inventory
    - to determine the volume of your timber resource by size and species.

  • Timber Appraisals
    - to determine the value of your timber resource by utilizing current market indicators.

  • Damage Appraisals
    - from timber theft, mining/oil & gas extraction, or natural disasters.

  • Timber Harvesting
    - to ensure the most environmentally sound timber harvesting practices.

  • Absentee Landowner Representation
    - to provide a level of security and monitoring of your property in your absence.  We can effectively manage your leases and monitor all activities on your property.

  • Boundary Line Maintenance
    - "Good fences make good neighbors". . . so do well maintained property lines. Holstine Forestry Consulting knows that maintaining property lines and boundaries is one of the most often overlooked forms of protection from timber theft, trespass and encroachment.

  • Hunting Lease Management
    - to maximize the income potential from one of the largest potential sources of non-timber income for forestland owners. Trust Holstine Forestry Consulting to handle the complete process, from marketing to administration of your hunting lease.

  • Marketing Forest Products
    - from sawlogs to veneer logs, from low-grade wood to pulpwood, let Holstine Forestry Consulting market your valuable forest products. With over nineteen years in the forest products industry buying these forest products, Holstine Forestry Consulting KNOWS how to get you the most money for your forest resources.


Because if you want it done right experience is everything


  • M.B.A., University of Charleston, Charleston, WV

  • B.S., Natural Resource Management, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV

  • A.S., Forestry, Glenville State College, Glenville, WV  

Professional Activities and Interests

  • President, West Virginia Forestry Association

  • Advisory Committee Member, Glenville State College, Division of Land Resources

  • Member, Society of American Foresters, West Virginia Chapter

  • WV Registered Forester # 709

  • Certified Tree Farmer certified by the American Tree Farm System

  • Part-time farmer and family farm owner

  • West Virginia Real-Estate License

Professional Profile

I have over 25  years of experience as a professional procurement forester in the forest products industry working in West Virginia and surrounding states.  Throughout that time, I have gained comprehensive experience in evaluating and purchasing standing timber, purchasing logs, managing a log yard, supervising logging contractors, marketing hardwood logs to sawmills and veneer buyers, negotiating timber contracts and right-of-ways with landowners, planning and directing harvesting activities on stumpage tracts, sometimes in conjunction with oil, gas, and coal extraction activities, planning and initiating reclamation activities and implementing value-added property improvements. 


As a professional forester and natural resource manager, not only will I maximize your timber profits, but I will strive to meet your goals whether you want to manage your property for timber production, hunting or wildlife preservation, or convert your property for other land uses such as agricultural activities, mineral extraction, and commercial & residential development. Let our expertise work for you.

What Our Clients Say

John really made the entire process smooth for us. We had no idea where to start, and we're so thankful we found Holstine Forestry Consulting. Our next family vacation is going to be a great one. Thanks again!

I've been contemplating selling my timber for years, but I had no idea who to contact, until I found Holstine Forestry Consulting. I even got more money than I expected and can start remodeling my home now. Thanks John!

If you're looking for a reliable, trustworthy forester, I highly recommend Holstine Forestry Consulting. You won't be disappointed!


Please fill out your information below to get in touch with us. We will respond in the order in which the message was received. Want an immediate response? Give us a call anytime Monday - Friday between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ (304) 989-4463 or (304) 925-3785 

How many acres of standing timber are you interested in selling? If the acreage is under 25, please email us directly with information about the property to see if it qualifies for harvesting. Email: holstineforestry@gmail.com


Holstine Forestry Consulting, LLC

P.O. Box 3910
Charleston, WV 25339


(304) 989-4463

(304) 925-3785