Index of topics
 
Table of contents
Introduction
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

Permits

Make a baseline map

Pre-harvest planning checklist

 
During the Harvest

 

Forest roads

Landings

Skidding

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

 
Non-Harvest

 

Reforestation / regeneration

Exotic vegetation

Wildlife & deer damage

Timber stand improvement

Timber theft

Attracting wildlife

 
Do-It-Yourself

 

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