What Do You Want From Your Woodlands?
The very first step towards management for forest landowners is to decide
exactly what they want from their woodlands. This may include:
Revenue from the sale of timber
Short and long term financial investment
Greater recreational opportunities
What Type of Forest Do You Own?
Once you decide what you want, then you need to look at your woodland to see if it is capable of accomplishing these goals. Factors to be considered include:
Tree quality and forest health conditions
Where do you go from here?
Present conditions in your woodland will determine whether your goals are realistic and achievable. Often landowners will only have to make slight modifications in their goals to adapt them to present forest conditions.
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the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance
for their help, and for the many information resources they have provided.