A natural event has reshaped your woodlot. Trees, trails and scenic views that were once familiar now appear alien. But nature is resilient. Life will return. Learn how the woods respond to a natural disaster so you can plan for and appreciate your new woodlot.
Old-growth forests once dominated New York. Now they're among the rarest habitats. New old-growth forests can't be created, but the large standing dead trees, downed logs, and gaps in the canopy created by storms are a great starting point for restoring old-growth characteristics to your woodlot.
A natural event affecting a large portion of your woodlot can be overwhelming. Safety, access or the value of your timber are a few examples of things to consider. Contact a professional forester to explore your options and start reclaiming your land.