Are You Dense? Science-based Loblolly Pine Planting Density Recommendations

People, in general, don’t like change. Foresters are no different. I see a lot of forest management done a certain way for no other reason than “that’s the way we’ve always done it.” One area that I’ve found this to … Continued

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

Woodscaping for Wildlife

From wildlife’s viewpoint, all forests are not created equal. A young forest, with its abundant seed producing plants, provides an excellent food source for quail. The pileated woodpecker is at the other end of the spectrum, needing older forest with … Continued