Index of topics
Table of contents
Tools for planning a timber harvest
Getting assistance with forest management
  Choosing a forester to assist with timber harvest planning
Before the Harvest


Developing a forest stewardship plan

Timber harvest information from topographic maps

Interpreting aerial photographs and soil surveys of harvest sites

Planning locations of landings, stream crossings, and roads


Make a baseline map

Pre-harvest planning checklist

During the Harvest


Forest roads



Stream crossings

Stream sides

Hazardous materials

Adverse weather

After the Harvest


Seeding and mulching

Water bars

Debris cleanup

Restricting access

Road/trail stabilization

Other tips



Reforestation / regeneration

Exotic vegetation

Wildlife & deer damage

Timber stand improvement

Timber theft

Attracting wildlife



General tips

Crossing streams & gullies

Harvesting firewood

Chainsaw use and tree-felling articles

Moving logs

Making trails for power equipment

Improving wildlife habitat

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Please cite source: Cornell Cooperative Extension, 2004
Written by James Ochterski, CCE - Schuyler County