Forest Health

Sound forest management can help you have a healthy forest. The best way to help protect the health of your woodlands is to stay informed of threats in your area and monitor for signs of their presence.

ATFS Standard 5, Indicator 5.3.1
Landowner should make practical efforts to promote forest health, including prevention, control or response to disturbances such as wildland fire, invasive species and other pests, pathogens or unwanted vegetation, to achieve specific management objectives.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Healthy forests sustain plant and animal species, provide clean air and water, and a broad range of forest products. Read more about some of the threats to forest health and actions landowners can take to address them.

 

DISEASES

Each year, more timber is lost to diseases than to insects, weather and fire combined.

INSECTS

With wise forest management, damage due to pests can be minimized.

INVASIVE SPECIES

Invasive species have both economic and environmental impacts on your forest.  Your forest management should focus on preventing the introduction of these onto your property and the identification and control of them when necessary.

 

OTHER THREATS