Just like your doctor runs tests to determine your health, you can find out the health of your woodlot by hiking your land and looking at several indicators.
This 1-page worksheet gives you 7 healthy forest indicators to look for in your woods. Fill out the worksheet to see how your woods are doing.
You may think your dead and fallen trees are eyesores that need to be cleaned up, but a few dead trees benefit your woodlot in lots of ways.
Emerald ash borer is considered the most devastating invasive insect in North American forests. It attacks ash trees. Discover how to identify these dangerous insects and the signs they leave behind.
Different land types can support different numbers of deer. You can find out whether deer are harming your woodlot with this browse assessment.
Once you know how to spot common and emerging invasive plants, you can head out to your land to try to locate them.