Developing a Forest Management Plan

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Whether you are an experienced woodland owner or are just starting out, there is no substitute for the guidance and direction provided by a forest management plan. If you:

  • Want income from your land now or in the future,
  • Care about the appearance, health or condition of your woods,
  • Hope to own your woodland for many years,
  • Want to leave a healthy and productive forest as a legacy for your family,

Then consider developing a forest management plan. Just as you plan decisions in your life related to your own health, retirement or career, you should plan decisions related to your forest.  You might want to have a plan prepared  to meet the requirements of the Tree Growth Tax Law, green certification (such as the American Tree Farm program), or other state or federal programs.

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