Costello Forestry Consulting, LLC


897 E. Pekin Rd.

Lebanon, OH 45036

(937) 284-2544 Office/Cell (513) 934-1376 Home


Scott CostelloCF


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Services Provided:


1.     Timber Sales

2.     Timber Appraisals

3.     Timber Tax Basis Establishment

4.     Property Tax OFTL/CAUV Consulting

5.     Forest Inventory

6.     Financial Analysis

7.     Forest Management Plans

8.     Timber Trespass

9.     Invasive Species Management

10. Forest Health Assessment

11. Timber Stand Improvement (small jobs, non-herbicide only)

12. Small Woodlot Management

13. Management for Conservation Developments/ Farmland Preservation Plans


Main Service Area: Southwestern and West-central Ohio, East Inidana and Northern Kentucky



Costello Forestry Consulting, LLC provides services for all types of landowners, whether timber production is your main objective or not. Forestland can be managed for a multitude of objectives including wildlife habitat, biodiversity/wildflowers, ecosystem restoration, firewood production, as well as a number of recreational uses. Costello Forestry Consulting, LLC adheres to ethical guidelines and works strictly for the client. Services can be provided on an hourly basis or contractual bid, although timber sale services are generally based on commission. Unlike some consulting forestry companies, all services will be provided by an educated, qualified, experienced Certified Forester. When hiring Costello Forestry Consulting, LLC you can be assured you are hiring the expertise and reputation of Scott Costello.




1995 - Bachelors of Science - Forest Management  University of Kentucky


1997 - Masters of Science - Forestry and Forest Products Virginia Tech (Thesis Option - Forest Economics)


Professional Forestry Experience


1994-1995 Research Assistant University of Kentucky


1995-1997 Research Assistant and Teaching Assistant Virginia Tech


1997 2000 Service Forester, State of Ohio  New Philadelphia - serving East-Central Ohio


1999 Temporary Forest Manager Hocking State Forest (May-July)


2000 2006 Service Forester, State of Ohio  Lebanon - serving Southwest Ohio


April 2006 Forestry Consultant/Owner Costello Forestry Consulting, LLC




Certified Forester (#1020), Society of American Foresters (2001-Present)


Certified Tree Farm Inspector, American Tree Farm System (1998-2007)


2001 Society of American Foresters National Leadership Academy


2002/2003 Chair Elect & Chairman - Ohio Society of American Foresters


2001 Ohio Society of American Foresters Communicator Award


2002 Ohio Society of American Foresters Outstanding Member Award


2010 2022 Member Association of Consulting Foresters