Resources for Timber Harvests

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10 Ways to Protect Your Woodland Property

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.

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A Healthy Forest is a Happy Forest

The three things any landowner can do to have a healthy forest are to monitor for problems, diversify the kinds of trees growing, and promote vigorous growth.

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A Helping Hand

Owning woods is no different than owning a car and having to take it to a mechanic for help; there can be a steep learning curve and some things you never want to have to do yourself. Luckily, there are some ready-made people resources out there who have knowledge and experience they are willing to […]

Maple Stand

A stand apart

Forests are broken up into stands of similar trees for decision making purposes

An action plan

Schedule work towards your goals for your woodland over the next several years or decades


Do your property taxes seem high?

There is a program that can reduce the tax rate on your woodland

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How To Manage Aspen

Describes the two species of aspen and some of the associated species. The importance of aspen’s intolerance is discussed, along with the short life-span caused by various pathogens. The importance of clearcutting for sustaining our aspen forests is covered in detail, along with proper techniques to insure the clearcut successfully regenerates more aspen. The importance […]

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How To Manage Jack Pine

Describes the management techniques for jack pine, a very intolerant pioneer species typically found on dry sandy soils. When mature, even-aged stands of jack pine are commonly harvested by clearcutting, although the shelterwood and seed-tree methods are sometimes used. Selection cutting usually does not work because jack pine grows poorly or not at all in […]

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How To Manage Northern Hardwoods

This publication describes the species that comprise the northern hardwood forest type and how they should be managed. Information about the values and uses, regeneration and growth characteristics, and hazards and pests is also included. Even- and uneven-aged management options are discussed, and considerations for wildlife and aesthetics are also covered.

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How To Manage Red Pine

Describes the red pine forest type, associated species and growth characteristics. Techniques for establishing new stands and important insect and disease problems are discussed. Management practices for young stands and harvesting of mature stands are covered. Wildlife and aesthetic considerations are also highlighted.