My family’s been involved in Tree Farming for years. In the 1960’s I first learned about Forestry from my grandfather while exploring his Augusta County Tree Farm. The American Tree Farm System, Virginia Forestry Association and the Virginia Department of Forestry provide lots of online resources for small to large wood lot owners including Tree Farm Management Plan Templates.
Your Tree Farm Management Plan can assist in managing for wildlife by improving habitat, water quality and food supply. I was on a recently harvested tract of land last week and was surprised by the number of bobwhite quail! By working with your logger, wildlife diversity and population can be managed. Remember failing to plan is planning to fail so work on a plan for your Tree Farm.
A Consulting Forester can help you develop your Tree Farm Management Plan by listening to your goals and incorporating your desires for forest stewardship into your plan. If you have questions, let’s talk! I am here to help.