You can attract more of the wildlife you are looking for to your property by planting the right trees and shrubs that work in your soil and climate.
Creating an opening in your woods to attract wildlife isn't difficult if you build it right and maintain it.
Use the small branches and tops for wildlife habitat rather than firewood.
Just this past week, I saw a local florist advertising that they are now purchasing boughs (or branches from conifer trees). In fact, nationwide, the most frequently sold NTFP is boughs. The most common use for boughs is of course wreaths. Other uses include garland, floral arrangements and producing aromatic oils. Luckily for those of us in Wisconsin, the preferred tree species for wreaths is balsam fir (Abies balsamea) which is a very common species in the state.