The Business

Thomas Wyse Forestry provides consulting forestry services for area landowners.  The business offers forest management plan writing, timber sale marking, and other forestry services.  

About Thomas

I feel fortunate to work as a consulting forester.  I enjoy the mix of field and office work, and I get the chance to interact with landowners, loggers and other forestry professionals.  

I grew up in Decorah, Iowa, and I enjoyed being in the woods.  After earning a B.S. in Forestry from Michigan Technological University and an M.S. in Natural Resources from Ohio State University, I started working as a professional forester in 2004 with the Washington DNR.  I was a field forester, and my primary job was to establish timber sales for the state.   

The Midwest called me home in 2008, and I worked for the Living Forest Cooperative in Ashland, Wisconsin.  My wife and I moved to Viroqua in 2012, and I took a job with the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative where I continued to write management plans and mark, advertise, and oversee timber sales for private landowners.  

When the Kickapoo Woods Coop dissolved in 2019, Andrea and I started a consulting forestry business.  I continue to write plans, perform timber sale work, and help landowners understand and enjoy their woods.  

I am a professional member of the Forest Stewards Guild.

Outside of work, I enjoy hand tool woodworking, small boats, making art, mt. biking and skiing.