Most landowners enjoy their woods, but haven’t thought about it from a management perspective. For some this is a family property they visited as a kid, or land where they go to hunt a few times each year. It doesn’t seem like something that needs management. However, once we start having conversations about wildlife habitat, invasive species, insect problems, or firewood, landowners realize that they would benefit from the help of a resource professional, most often a forester.
There are a number of programs run by state and federal agencies that can help cover the costs of projects you may be interested in undertaking.
You can reduce the amount you pay in taxes following a timber harvest just by knowing and using your basis.