Forest Improvement Practices

Available Practices

Just because a forest may not be ecologically ready for a harvest does not mean there isn't work to be done! Forest improvement practices can be geared to improve wildlife habitat, timber quality, or both!

Herbicide Application

  • Foliar, hack-and-squirt, & cut stump treatments available.
  • Available via contractor.

Chainsaw Treatments

  • Examples include: edge feathering, hinge cutting, midstory removal of undesirable trees, crop-tree release, etc.
  • Any such non-timber harvest practice to improve sunlight availability and residual tree quality.
  • Available via contractor.

All recommended management practices are based on proven science and are only applied if they meet the following criteria: 1) ecologically and environmentally sound and will do no harm to the sustainability of the natural resource, 2) fits the landowner’s goals and objectives, and 3) is realistically able to be accomplished given the landowner’s constraints

The health and sustainability of natural resources is Heritage Habitat & Forestry’s primary focus.