Risk Assesments

Risk Assesments

Dendro Resource Management provides operational risk assessment to decrease the chances of fraud and supplement effective management strategies.

Oversight Auditing

Oversight Auditing

DRM provides oversight auditing of pension funds invested in timberlands to provide you the independent assurance that the funds fiduciary responsibilities are being actively met.

Timber Security

Timber Security

Timber security assessments systems are specifically designed for your company. Dendro Resource Management also performs testing on your current timber ...

Forestry Management Activities

Management Plans, Timber Sales, Reforestation, Mapping Services, and Hunting Leases A forestry management plan will provide a plan of action for your property with your goals for the land in mind. Want to have a timber harvest in 18 years to assist your grandson’s entrance into college? Or do you like to hunt turkeys? Do you want to have ATV trails throughout your property? DRM can incorporate your desire for the property into a fore...


Maintenance Programs

Boundary Line Upkeep, Road Construction, Fire Break Construction, and Yearly Inspections
During our yearly inspection process, we will review your property lines and roads to identify any forestry issues you may be facing, (i.e. bug damage, road erosion, trespassing, illegal dumping) and recommend ways to mitigate any risks identified. A well-marked boundary line is your first line of defense in preventing trespassing and property line issues and a well-maintained road...


Welcome to Dendro Resource Management, Inc.

A leader in timber security and audit services, tailored to meet the needs of the forest industry.


DRM is committed to supporting the integrity of the forest industry through active fraud prevention, early detection and effective resolution strategies that work synergistically to bolster your company’s timber security program. DRM provides state-of-the-art timber security services, theft assessments, trespass investigations, and operational audits.

DRM professionals combine over 75 years of forest industry and timber security experience as well as extensive training in timber security and Fraud Examiner Certification. DRM brings an independent, professional and confidential third party perspective that can be applied to customized programs to meet specific company needs.


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Latest NEws

Timber Poaching - A Growing Timber Theft Problem

Nov 27, 2018

This month I'm reminded that timber theft or "poaching" isn't unique to the United States. I ran across an article by Susan Lazaruk on October 10, 2018, about the rising problem of timber poaching in ...

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Oct 2018 News -- Con Men

Oct 25, 2018

As most of you know, our industry went from the big vertically integrated companies where timberland was a closely held asset for the paper and saw mills, to a world where the timberland has now been ...

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More Talk about Wildfires

Sep 28, 2018

I brought up the topic of wildfires last month and specifically discussed the issue of wildfire arsons. I wanted to continue the subject briefly again this month. The problem can't be overlooked. Acco...

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Arsons and Wildfires

Sep 08, 2018

With all the talk about wildfires in California and the Northwest these past several months I thought I would look at fire prevention and specifically at arson's. Although we haven't heard much about ...

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So Many Cases, So Little time

Jul 26, 2018

Greetings! This month I ran across several articles about cases that are in the court system for thefts in the timber industry. It reminded me that there always seems to be a debate about whether comp...

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Forest Industry Ponzi Scheme

Jun 20, 2018

Everything seemed to be going well, until all of a sudden, it wasn't. On August 21, 2018, Judge Reeves will sentence Arthur Lamar Adams for violating the anti-fraud provisions of the federal securitie...

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Map My Mill

Jun 06, 2018

Do you know how many mills are within 50-100 miles of your tract of timber? How do you calculate how much it will cost in trucking fees to get a load of wood hauled to a particular mill? These questio...

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Mar 2018 News -- Forestry Industry Thieves

Apr 05, 2018

The forestry industry has always struggled with thieves and fraud for a variety of reasons, most of which are peculiar to the nature of the work and the industry. A somewhat unexpected problem however...

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Feb 2018 News -- Timber Security Issues In My Own Back Yard

Feb 24, 2018

According to a NEWS 2 investigation conducted by Rebecca Collett timber security was a major concern this past year as tons of trees had been cut down and removed from the Francis Marion National Fore...

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What to do with those holiday gift cards?

Jan 23, 2018

What do you do with those gift cards you got over the holidays? Many people end up never using the cards, but I thought I would put together a few security-related gift ideas to consider for myself an...

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Inexpensive Gift Ideas

Jan 23, 2018

I'll stray away from the usual security topics this month to take the time to offer some inexpensive, yet invaluable, gift ideas for you to consider for those on your gift-giving list. At the same tim...

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Nov 2017 Newsletter - To Catch a Thief

Dec 02, 2017

Recently I ran across this unusual account of a theft in Carlton County, Minnesota. It's not about the timber industry but I just couldn't pass up sharing this intriguing story and, since we are all i...

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Oct 2017 Newsletter -- Case of Government Subsidies

Oct 27, 2017

In a recent case, the Alabama Supreme Court upheld a multi-million dollar verdict against an Alabama timber processing company when several wood dealers filed suit claiming they were cheated into acce...

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Sep 2017 - Poaching for Musical Instruments

Sep 23, 2017

I recently came across an old article about four thieves who have been accused of stealing $800k in wood from Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington (Feds: 'Music wood' poachers targeted Washin...

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July 2017 News -- Stealing Palmetto Berries

Jul 25, 2017

As if poachers, tree thieves, trespassers and drug makers weren't enough to worry about, now landowners (especially in Florida) must worry about berry pickers. Palmetto berries are becoming a big busi...

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June 2017 -- Stealing Walnut Trees

Jun 25, 2017

Recently I read an article about two Iowa men who are facing felony charges after the Iowa Department of Natural Resources said they stole nine walnut trees from the Loess Hills State Forest near Pisg...

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May 2017 News -- Tips for Cyber Security

May 19, 2017

Although I'm certainly not a cyber-security expert, with the massive cyber attacks happening today I thought I would do a little online research and create a list of some practical ways to help users ...

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Apr 2017 News - Red Flags for Landowners

May 09, 2017

Due to a recent experience, I seem to have landowners on my mind lately. I got a call from a landowner describing a thief who was harvesting trees without permission on his property and he wanted evid...

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March News - Selling Trees

Mar 25, 2017

When thinking about fraud in the timber industry we tend to focus on the actual timber sales process but tend to forget the theft to the landowners themselves. This is especially a problem when the la...

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Feb 2017 News - Fraud Lessons

Feb 26, 2017

On a recent flight, I was settled into my seat ready to catch up on some reading. Frequent flyers recognize the opening question that tells you the stranger sitting next to you wants to talk, "So........

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Jan 2017 News - Gravel Invoicing Fraud

Jan 19, 2017

This month Rex Woodson is bringing us details about a case he worked on involving gravel invoicing fraud. Although not as costly as timber fraud, theft by stealing materials, equipment, or by not prov...

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Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse

Sep 13, 2016

Hello all, The Report to the Nation on Occupational Fraud and Abuse has been compiled since 1996. Dr. Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, founder and Chairman of the ACFE, directed the publication of the fi...

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Bank Executive Warns Against Bookkeeper Fraud

Sep 13, 2016

Greetings! I spend a lot of time on the road and for much of that time I'm listening to the radio. One morning on the South Carolina Business Review, Mike Switzer hosted an interview with a local b...

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Fraud Statistics from the Report to the Nations

Jul 27, 2016

Bank Executive Warns Against Bookkeeper FraudGreetings! Greetings! I spend a lot of time on the road and for much of that time I'm listening to the radio. One morning on the South Carolina Busin...

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