9: Harvesting Timber

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  • Content
    Learn about important harvest decisions, such as as the location of roads and in-woods skid trails, the specific equipment selected, what to do with limbs and tops and where processing occurs, and how they should all relate back to your management goals. You can read the chapter online or download it as a PDF file.
  • Activity
    This activity suggests important questions to ask your forester, emphasizes safety and timber harvesting guidelines, and recommends mapping your property to guide the design of roads, skid trails and the harvesting process to protect soil, water, rare species, and cultural resources.
  • Links & Resources
    Ready to learn more? Get additional information with links and resources
  • FAQ
    Frequently asked questions from landowners planning to harvest timber