Most landowners do not practice good forest management. Forest management is the care and maintenance given to the forest stand as to assure continuing yields of timber. Management is concerned with providing an adequate number of trees or good form, spaced to maximize both tree growth and use of available growing space.
Some landowners have other goals for their woods simply than improving timber production. Some landowners may want to manage their woods for wildlife habitat. They may open the forest, which stimulates ground growth and create more food and cover for wildlife. By opening the ground floor high quality plants can begin to grow, providing nutritious food for wildlife. Some landowners may want to create recreation areas in their woodlots, by putting trails throughout the forest.
At JEM Forest Management, we like to work with landowners to develop management plans, which focuses on the goals of the landowner and their vision for the future of their forest.