Day: September 15, 2017

Tools to inform forest stewardship decisions

Many forest owners want to reap a diverse harvest from their land: ecological, social, and financial benefits, all from the same forest. The question they ask: How to achieve these good intentions? Fostering a future grove of old-growth or restoring an oak woodland may mean thinning out extra trees through commercial harvest.  Creating a home for pileated woodpeckers and other wildlife requires leaving many of the largest trees and snags standing instead of removing them for firewood. Earning periodic income from the forest – be it through timber or floral greens – starts with an initial investment in long-range planning and infrastructure to optimize harvest

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