About

Rooted IN Forestry provides a full range of forest management services to Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan.  With two consulting foresters working in South Bend and Culver, Indiana and 20 years of combined experience, we look forward to working with landowners to reach their forest management objectives.

Michael Denman CF, ACF – I have worked as a consulting forester, timber buyer and sawmill manager in the South Bend area since 2003.  I am a University of Kentucky graduate, originally from Lexington, Kentucky. Some of my qualifications are as follows: Certified Forester – Society of American Foresters, Secretary – Indiana Chapter of Association of Consulting Foresters, Communications Chair – Indiana Chapter of Society of American Foresters, Technical Service Provider – NRCS, and Licensed Indiana Pesticide Applicator. I enjoy teaching classes on tree and invasive species identification for the St. Joseph County Master Naturalist program. I also volunteer at forestry field days, FFA competitions, Envirothons, school groups and other events such as the Arrowhead RC&D raft trip on the Tippecanoe river. I consider promoting forest management to our youth to be a key part of sustainable forestry.

Andrew Suseland – Growing up on a small farm in Northern Indiana, I was always fascinated with the outdoors.  The 4-H and FFA programs taught me leadership and responsibility, which has given me the drive to own a business.  I am a 2012 Purdue University graduate with a Bachelor’s in Forestry and a minor in Wildlife.  I worked for Wakeland Forestry Consultants from November 2012 until December of 2017, when Mike and I decided to venture out and form Rooted IN Forestry, LLC.  My qualifications include being an NRCS technical service provider (TSP), an Indiana licensed pesticide applicator and a member of the Society of American Foresters since 2012.  It has always been my belief that forest management can improve the health and productivity of a woods and result in a good long-term investment for the landowner.  I strive to recommend management options that are in the best interest of the woodland owner as well as the woods.