Getting An Edge On Your Wildlife Habitat

Where woods meet open land are some of the most important areas to manage for wildlife. Edges support shade-intolerant fruit, berry, and seed producing plants that won’t grow under a closed forest canopy. Additionally, their thick, brushy nature makes them … Continued

Thinning Pine for Profit, Health, and Wildlife Habitat

Thinning is the practice of removing trees from a stand to promote the growth and health of the remaining trees. When carried out correctly, this regulation of stand density helps maintain a healthy forest, improves wildlife habitat, and enhances the … Continued

Estimating and Understanding Forest Soil Productivity

Site productivity determines the volume of forest products (or any biomass) a site can produce, and how quickly it can do so. Thus, a measure of productivity is essential for gauging the value and cashflow timeline of a timberland investment. … Continued

Timber Harvest Types

There are many reasons to harvest timber. Income is one. Stand improvement and wildlife management are others. No matter your reason, harvesting will impact the structure and composition of your woodland for years to come, so make sure you select … Continued

10 Guaranteed Ways To Lose Money Managing Land and Timber

Relying solely on a Forest Service management plan. Forest Service plans can provide general management guidelines, but not the detailed data, mapping, and customization needed to ensure that you make the best possible decisions for your land and timber. If … Continued