Superior Forestry Service Inc

Company Description

Superior Forestry contracts work for the commercial timber industry, as well as turn-key private landowner services, and Right of Way cooperatives. As a contractor for the commercial timber industry, we provide tree planting and chemical application services on environmental wetlands, reclamation projects, etc. As a contractor for the Right of Way cooperatives we provide vegetation management on transmission lines, distribution lines and pipelines. You can always find a list of our services at our website (superiorforestry.com) and send inquires to operations@superiorforestry.com. See also  brochure below





Our Name Says It All!



Superior Forestry Service, Inc., began as a partnership in 1980 and, in August of 1987, incorporated under the laws of the State of Arkansas.  Since then, we have become the largest commercial forestry contractor in the United States. SFS employs seasonal workers to perform contract labor for several programs throughout the eastern states. 


From December to April, our primary focus is on Southern Tree Planting (STP), which consists of pine regeneration in the southern forests from Texas to the East Coast, Florida to Delaware. 


Each season our workers hand plant over 100 Million 12” to 16” pine and hardwood seedlings with a planting tool (hoedad, dibble bar or planting shovel).  The 7-Step Method developed by Superior’s veteran planters allows a worker to plant trees almost as fast as he can walk.


Following STP, from April to June, we have a Vegetation Management Forestry  program using backpack sprayers. Our crews treat some of the same plantations we planted to control unwanted weeds and brush. This treatment helps the young seedlings grow strong and healthy. 


By mid-April we are planting trees in the Lake States regions of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. By the middle of June, our workers will have planted approximately 15 Million trees in the Lake States region. We can follow up the treeplanting with bud capping and repellant to protect the seedlings from deer and other animals.



In June we begin our Vegetation Management Right-of-Way program. We serve the power and utilities companies, keeping the lines clear of trees, brush and vines. We use a low volume foliar application with a variety of environmentally friendly products. This program extends into September. In the later months, we use a low volume basil treatment or hack and squirt procedures.


In our pursuit of growth, we continue to explore and develop other programs of a similar nature.  SFS is very proud of our efforts to provide services that are superior in every way. 


Equipment Provided:

              Enclosed cargo trailers for storage of all application equipment, mix tank and daily chemical needs

              Additional water tank for clean water needs


Low Volume Foliar:

            Solo or SP1 Backpack Sprayers equipped with a model 30 jet gun and a dual tip swivel nozzle. Flat fan and an adjustable cone tip are standard


Low Volume Basal:

            Solo or SP1 Backpack Sprayers equipped with a model 30 jet gun with an eighteen inch extension and adjustable cone tip and a 5 PSI 50 mesh check valve


Herbaceous Weed Control:

            Solo or SP1 Backpack Sprayers equipped with a spraying systems flow control valve, Superior T-boom and two flat fan tips



Injection (Hack and Squirt):

            Hatchets and squirt bottles.  Continuous frill 1 ml. per cut


STANDARD HERBICIDE APPLICATION OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES


SFS provides the following with every crew we put in the field:

              Licensed Managers and Crew Supervisors

              Periodic classroom training, including state industry approved seminars

              Training videos and study guides outlining safe handling of pesticides and proper application techniques

              The practice of strict safety standards

              Standard safety gear to all employees including: hard hats, eye protection, nitrile gloves, proper work shoes and a daily change of coveralls

              First aid kits, fire extinguishers, eye wash bottles, clean drinking and wash water


Superior

Forestry Service . . .


Superior Quality

   Dependable performance since 1980

   Employee owned and managed

   Competent professionals at all levels


Superior Service

   Well-managed teams of workers and
supervisors

   Crews capable of a diverse range of
specialized, labor-intensive tasks

   Flexibility that enables us to mobilize any crew size needed—quickly and effectively


Superior Satisfaction

   Our reputation for cooperation and customer service is unmatched in the industry.

   We understand your bottom line and offer you a worry-free, cost-effective way to get your job done.

   You can rely on us to make sure that our operation is DOL compliant and the work meets your specifications.

 


Our Services . . . 


Using Our Work Force

   Area Managers

   Non-working supervisors

   Flexible, mobile, well-trained crews


Forestry Services


Reforestation

   Contract work for the commercial timber industry

   Turn-key private landowner services

   Land stewardship programs



Planting

   Pine and hardwood

   Bareroot and containerized seedlings

   Hoedad, dibble, and shovel crews


Other Services

   Environmental wetlands

   Reclamation projects

   Pre-commercial thinning

   Contract nursery crews

   Boundary line maintenance

   Consulting services

   Specialized farm labor tasks


Chemical Services


Providing backpack crews for

   Site preparation

   Foliar release

   Herbaceous weed control

   Liquid spot application

   Injection/TSI



Program safety features

   Enclosed chemical and
equipment trailers

   Licensed foremen

   Environmental spill kits

   Strict safety standards


Chemical Forestry

   T-Boom band spraying

   Hardwood release

   Specialized invasive species treatment


ROW Maintenance Services

Specializing in low-volume application

   Transmission lines

   Distribution lines

   Pipe lines

 


Vegetation Management

       Services


Providing backpack crews for

   Site preparation

   Foliar release

   Herbaceous weed control

   Liquid spot application

   Injection/TSI


   Forestry

   T-Boom band spraying

   Hardwood release

   Specialized invasive species treatment


  ROW Maintenance


Specializing in low-volume application

   Transmission lines

   Distribution lines

   Pipe lines



Program safety features

   Enclosed chemical and
equipment trailers

   Licensed foremen

   Environmental spill kits

   Strict safety standards




Categories

Reforestation

  • Reforestation

Chemical Applicators

  • Chemical Applicators