Well managed forests provide clean air and water, home for wildlife, places for recreation and wood for many of the products we all use every day.  Here is some information on forest management that can help you maximize the health and productivity of your woodlands.


North Carolina woodlands are home to many different wildlife species that each have unique requirements for food, water, shelter and space. Learn more about the requirements of the animals you have, or want to have, on your land and about some of the forest management techniques that benefit wildlife.



Forests impact water quality and quantity outside of the forest. Here is information on forest management practices that help protect the water resources on your Tree Farm.



Many woodland owners enjoy hiking, bird watching, hunting, camping, picnicking, picking berries, and just spending time in the outdoors. Here’s information on how a well managed forest can improve and expand recreational opportunities.


North Carolina’s forests produce a variety of wood and non-wood products and are the backbone of the state’s largest manufacturing industry. “Industrial demand incentivizes forest stewardship, which improves environmental diversity, forest health, wildlife habitat, recreational opportunities, and the potential for landowners to receive future timber incomes,” according to N.C. State University’s publication North Carolina Forests and Forest Products Industry by the Numbers.


Because growing trees is a long-term financial investment, the decisions you make at each stage in the life of your forest can have significant financial implications. Read further to gain a better understanding of cost-share programs, taxes, forest products, timber sales and other issues that can impact your investment.


Longleaf pine forests, which once covered more than 92 million acres of the Southern United States, are among the most diverse ecosystems in the world. Learn about the importance of the longleaf pine to the region’s history, economy and biodiversity.


Many natural resource agencies and organizations offer online resources to help forest landowners become better stewards of their land.


Professional assistance is available for woodland owners on almost any forest management topic. Details on those sources of assistance can be found here.