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Enhancing the Stewardship of Your Forest

Enhancing the Stewardship of Your Forest (230 MB)

Table of Contents

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Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………. ii 

An introduction to forest stewardship…………………………………………. iii

Section 1 – A Context for Stewardship

  1. Getting Started with Forest Stewardship …………………………………….. 3
  2. Forests as Gardens ……………………………………………………………………. 5
  3. Forests – Then and Now ……………………………………………………………. 8
  4. From Field to Forest …………………………………………………………………. 11
  5. What is Sustainable Forestry? ……………………………………………………. 15
  6. Add Value with Management …………………………………………………….. 19
  7. Forests and Water ……………………………………………………………………. 23

Section 2 – First Things First as a Forest Steward

  1. Ownership Objectives – What you Want and Need ……………………… 31
  2. Developing a Stewardship Plan …………………………………………………. 35
  3. Working with Foresters ……………………………………………………………. 37
  4. Working with Loggers ……………………………………………………………… 43
  5. Timber Harvesting as a Tool……………………………………………………… 46

Section 3 – Things to Do and Things to Avoid

  1. Thinning Your Woodlot – The Advantages of Healthy Trees ……….. 55
  2. What’s My Tree Worth? …………………………………………………………… 59
  3. Forestry Practices to Avoid ………………………………………………………. 61
  4. Reducing Your Risk of Timber Theft …………………………………………. 65
  5. Enhancing Wildlife Habitat: A Primer ………………………………………. 69
  6. Creating Woodland Pools ………………………………………………………… 73
  7. Managing Birds in New York …………………………………………………… 77

Additional Information …………………………………………………………………… 83
Directory of Organizations and Resources ………………………………………… 89

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