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David graduated for Virginia Tech in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife. Following graduation he worked for the Virginia Department of Forestry for fourteen years (1985 – 1999) as a Service Forester, District Forester and Regional Resource Forester. His assignments included working in the coastal plain, piedmont and mountain regions of the state, which provided David with a well-rounded set of forest management perspectives.

Upon moving to North Carolina in 1999 he established True North Forest Management Services a full service forestry consulting and natural resources management company based out of Holly Springs , North Carolina primarily serving private forest landowners in Wake, Harnett, Chatham, Orange, Durham, Moore, Lee, Vance, Granville, Person, Alamance, Johnston and Franklin Counties.
Company Overview

Whether you own 10 acres or 1,000 acres, having a reliable professional source for quality forestry services and sound forest management information can have an enormous impact on whether or not you achieve your ownership objectives.

At True North Forest Management Services, we believe that providing our clients with sound professional advice in an effective timely manner is our specialty. We take great pride in being a "full service" consultant, providing you with the convenience of "one-stop" shopping when it comes to meeting your forest management needs.

Our clients consist mostly of small non-industrial private landowners. The intensity and direction of forest management varies greatly with each of our clients. We customize a management program to meet your specific needs, whether it be income and/or value appreciation-oriented or focused on goals not necessarily financial in nature, such as improving wildlife habitat or enhancing recreational opportunities on your property.

Our services are unbundled, allowing clients to pick and chose what they need to support existing resources; or I can provide a turnkey program encompassing every aspect of forest management. Forest management services True North can provide:

  • Forest Management Plans
  • Timber Inventory & Appraisal
  • Hardwood Management
  • Pine Management
  • Longleaf Pine Management
  • Timber Sales Preparation, Marketing and Administration
  • Wildlife Management
  • Hunting Lease Management
  • Prescribe Burning
  • Boundary Line Maintenance
  • Cost-share Assistance
  • Recreational Enhancement
  • Forest Aesthetics
  • Forest Taxation

Contact us today to set up a no obligation inspection of your timberlands. Call 919-552-4109
About David P. Halley 
President and Owner True North Forest Management Services
Professional Designations

  • North Carolina Registered Forester #1428
  • Society of American Foresters Certified Forester #1982

Education & Certifications

  • Virginia Tech 1984 - Received Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Management and Wildlife
  • 2000 Graduate of North Carolina Natural Resources Leadership Institute
  • Certified Forest Stewardship Plan Contractor
  • Technical Service Provider (TSP) for NRC

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, North Carolina Tree Farm Committee
  • Member, Forest Landowners Association
  • Member, Society of American Foresters
  • Member, Forest Stewards Guild


  • 2000 Outstanding Forest Stewardship Cooperator Award
  • Silver Hard Hat Award (certify 50 Tree Farms)
  • 2003 North Carolina Outstanding Tree Farm Inspector of the Year