This introductory resource explains how to sustainably manage a wooded property, whether it’s a few acres in the suburbs or a small commercial forest. Readers will learn how to identify the type, health, and quality of their trees and woodland; how to plant, prune, and thin trees; how to improve their ecosystem by creating trails, adding water, and diversifying; how to improve wildlife habitat; and how to enjoy and use the land by harvesting timber, cutting firewood, building wildlife blinds, making maple sugar, growing Christmas trees, hunting, and more.
Ann Larkin Hansen runs a farm in Wisconsin and has published several books, including The Organic Farming Manual and Beef Cattle: Keeping a Small-Scale Herd for Pleasure and Profit. She has contributed to many publications, including Beef, Mother Earth News, Wisconsin West, Minnesota Business Journal, and The Organic Broadcaster. She is a past president of the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network.read more