The Timber Buyers Network

The Time to start managing your forest is Today!


What Do You Want From Your Woodlands?

The very first step towards management for forest landowners is to decide exactly what they want from their woodlands. This may include:  

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Wildlife habitat improvement Wildlife habitat improvement

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Michigan forest health status Improved forest health

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What Type of Forest Do You Own?

Once you decide what you want, then you need to look at your woodland to see if it is capable of accomplishing these goals.  Factors to be considered include:

Tree Identifier Tree species

How to Measure Trees to Determine Their Size Tree size and timber
Soil, fertility and other site factors

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Building an access road Accessibility

Wildlife habitat improvement Existing wildlife habitat

Where do you go from here?

Present conditions in your woodland will determine whether your goals are realistic and achievable. Often landowners will only have to make slight modifications in their goals to adapt them to present forest conditions.

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Michigan Forest Facts

Tree species

Michigan Forest Facts
How to Measure Trees

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Michigan Association of Timbermen







The Timber Buyers Network 2000
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The Timber Buyers Network would like to thank the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance
for their help, and for the many information resources they have provided.