How to get the most out of a parcel of land by growing trees for timber, selling firewood and preserving land for future generations.
A private woodlot may range from 5 to 500 acres, and they are extremely common.
Hilts and Mitchell's book is a personal "get out and walk your woods" plan. The authors answer landowners' most common questions on:
Assessing your own woodland
Specific techniques for maintaining wildlife habitat, such as snags, logs, den trees and bush piles.
There is also extensive information on landscape ecology, natural succession and hardwood plantings. In this expanded and updated second edition, the changing views and values of woodlots are explored, covering topics such as:
Woodlots in the broader landscape
Moving to ecological restoration
Managing conifer plantations
Watching for endangered species
Dealing with invasive insects and plants.
The Woodlot Management Handbook is the definitive book on this important topic.