What Will My Woods Look Like?

What Will My Woods Look Like?

Before and After Timber Harvesting

Before a timber harvest, there are many things to think about, questions to answer, details to consider. One important outcome that woodland owners have a hard time imagining is "What will my woods look like after the harvest is completed?" 

Over the course of the past several years, Pamela Wells, with the help of the Maine Forest Service, foresters, loggers, universities, and a diverse range of companies, has been working to put together a booklet to answer just that question. The new booklet along with an associated website show a range of typical forest stands before and after different kinds of logging operations. The pictures are intended to help start a pre-harvest discussion about post-harvest results. The forest scenes also help to tell the story of woodland stewardship, forest management, and the professionals who make it happen. 

Find a PDF copy of the booklet on the associated website along with additional information. 

This article was created with information from Maine's Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. The original article can be found here: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/mfs/projects/what_will_my_woods_look_like/index.html