As a woodland owner, you may have thought from time to time about your wood's future and what you might do to improve its condition and value. Most Minnesota woodland owners use their land for recreation, a place to hunt, or something to pass on to the next generation. Sometimes, though, improving your woods means harvesting timber.
This site will help you understand
- Pruning your trees to help them withstand severe storms and strong winds
- Preventative maintenance is critical to protecting trees from decline and protecting your woodlot from potential damage
- Planning for seedling plantings
- Developing your woods for the forest products market
- Harvesting forest products from your woods
When managing your woods, you should carefully consider your decisions and seek assistance. The DNR Forest Stewardship Program helps private woodland owners manage their woods. DNR foresters can help you get a Woodland Stewardship plan and provide technical help to complete a project in your woods. They can assist with timber sales or connect you with consulting foresters or other professionals for help.
Actively managing your woods will keep them healthy and strong so your family can enjoy them for generations.