Winter: Forestry through the Seasons

Winter is a wonderful time to be out in your woods! Without leaves, you will have visibility to notice summer’s successes as well as potential issues for the coming dry season. By walking your woods and planning for spring, winter can be restorative and productive for you and your forest.

Walk your Woods

  • Straighten up tree cages
  • Check for how planted seedlings are doing – learn more 
  • Monitor stream health – learn more 
    • First steps for your stream
      • Check bank stability
      • Look for erosion, vegetation along bank
      • Check water clarity – learn more
    • Continuing steps
      • Take the water temperature – learn more
      • Start measuring stream flow
      • Get to know your bugs – learn more
      • Learn more rigorous monitoring techniques – learn more
    • Look for potential hazard trees – learn more
    • Be on the look out for new invasive plants listed by Washington  and Oregon
    • Look for stormwater issues, especially roads needing maintenance
    • Look back on 2015 management activities, revise 2016 plans

Plan for Spring





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