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Ten Ways include: protecting fire risk, trespass and liability, your health in the woods, wildlife damage, destructive cutting practices, invasive pests, water quality, soil resources, woodland health, and scenic beauty.
In this post, I will expand on what agroforestry is, and how it is being used here in Wisconsin. Although this post may seem very agricultural centered, I should point out a few things. One, many woodlots are associated with farmsteads, and are not seen as a profit center for the farm, though they could […]
In Wisconsin, we generally see two species of hazelnuts: American (Corylus Americana) and beaked (Corylus cornuta). Both are considered shrubs, rather than trees. As their popularity here grows, we are seeing more hybrids as well.
Timber Harvesting is an Important Tool for Woodland Owners. When conducted with care and good planning, harvesting trees allows you, as a landowner, to enjoy your woodlands while keeping them healthy and meeting your ownership goals.
02:42 Reasons for harvesting trees 07:18 Benefits of a timber harvest 09:45 Common mistakes encountered when harvesting trees 14:20 9 steps to a successful timber sale 30:00 Sale methods: scaled sale vs. lump sum sale 45:26 Income tax considerations
Working with a private consulting forester is a great way to achieve your goals for your woodland.Like any other contractor you work with, it is a good idea to get all of your agreements in writing toprotect yourself and the contractor.
For determining the value of individual logs (trees can be made up of more than one log), the three main factors are grade (quality), scale (an estimate of the quantity of lumber within a log), and species.
Recently while teaching succession planning classes, we were talking about getting the next generations involved in the woods. Some landowners feel reluctant to teach their kids or grandkids about the woods as they feel they don’t know enough themselves. To me, this is the perfect opportunity to learn together, and you get the bonus of […]
Loggers have a lot riding on their working relationship with the landowner, so it is a good idea to understand where they are coming from and what you need to do to find the best one for you.
A Wild Scavenger Hunt: Find these things in your forest!