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.
In this 5-minute video, University of Georgia professor Dr. Nick Fuhrman explains why dead trees are important for your woods and wildlife.
Tree species, size, and quality all affect how much a logger will pay for your timber. Like weeding a garden, you can boost the future income of your woodlot by cutting poorly growing trees to give higher-value ones more room to grow.
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.
Moving firewood, say from your woodlot to a campsite, is the #1 way dangerous forest pests spread. State law restricts when and how far you may transport firewood.
Buying your firewood from a local source and cutting firewood off your woodlot are excellent ways to prevent the spread of insects and disease.