ATFS Standard 8, Indicator 8.2.1
Harvest, utilization, removal and other management activities shall be conducted in compliance with the landowner’s objectives and to maintain the potential of the property to produce forest products and other benefits sustainably.

A properly planned and conducted harvest of your woodlands yields many benefits. In addition to providing income, tree harvesting enhances forest health and appearance, improves productivity, wildlife habitat and recreational access, and increases property values and preserves water quality.


The type of harvest used depends on a wide range of variables including the landowner’s objectives, water resources, wildlife habitat, soils, slope, markets and desired species.