Wood harvests can keep a forest healthy, create diverse wildlife habitat as well as produce income for the owner.  Forests managed primarily for other resources can also produce wood.  To learn more about producing wood from your forest start by choosing a topic below.


Contrary to what many people believe, forests usually need human help to keep them healthy and productive.  Foresters use a variety of management techniques to maintain or improve the health and productivity of a forest and to achieve the landowner’s objectives for the property. Read further to learn about managing your forest.



Harvesting timber is something that most landowners only do once or twice in a lifetime. The harvest of trees is not only a way to receive some income from your property, but is also an opportunity to improve wildlife habitat, access for recreation, and other forest benefits. Regeneration of the forest after harvest can be either natural or by planting.