Trees provide shelter and food to the wildlife that live on your land, they hold the soil and protect it from erosion, they provide the air we all breathe, products you use everyday come from tree, and they provide us a place to walk, enjoy the peace and quiet we find in nature. However trees take decades to grow tall and strong. Are you preparing your woods for the next generation of trees? Are your woods healthy? Learn about how to evaluate your woods.
Then make your woods healthier with these activities:
- Plant Trees and restore your woods
- Protect the water and soil on your land
- Thinning your trees
- Prescribed burns
- Disposing of Woody Materials
- Then take the time to develop a management plan which outlines the steps you can take to keep your land healthy.
This article was reprinted with permission from the American Forest Foundation. The original article can be found here: https://mylandplan.org/content/create-healthier-woods