"Sustainable & Comprehensive Forest Management"           (330) 419-1769 

Forest Improvement Practices

These practices include non-timber harvesting methods to improve the quality of your woods, including: herbicide application, edge feathering, & other non-harvest 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.
  • Ohio only. Licensed & insured.
  • We cannot guarantee 100% effectiveness of herbicide applications. There are always plants that survive the herbicide application and there are always non-target plants that succumb to the herbicide through indirect contact. The greatest measure of safety and effectiveness will be taken by Heritage Habitat.

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.

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.