A Landowner's Guide to Managing Your Woods: How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production (Paperback)
This introductory resource explains how to sustainably manage a wooded property, whether it's a few acres in the suburbs or a small commercial forest. Readers will learn how to identify the type, health, and quality of their trees and woodland; how to plant, prune, and thin trees; how to improve their ecosystem by creating trails, adding water, and diversifying; how to improve wildlife habitat; and how to enjoy and use the land by harvesting timber, cutting firewood, building wildlife blinds, making maple sugar, growing Christmas trees, hunting, and more.
About the Author
Steve and Ann Larkin Hansen, authors of "Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment", have run a family farm in Wisconsin for the last 20 years. While Steve has kept their farm equipment running smoothly, Ann has authored books, including "The Organic Farming Manual", "A Landowner s Guide to Managing Your Woods", "Finding Good Farmland", "Making Hay", and "Electric Fencing". She has also served as a regional editor for "The Country Today" and a contributing writer to "Mother Earth News".
Dennis L. Waterman is a professional consulting forester who serves private landowners with small acreages. His services include forest stewardship management plans; timber harvest; and forest inventory, mapping, and appraisals.