Educate yourself. Talk to neighbors, fellow landowners, professionals and explore resources on the Internet.
Attend educational workshops and programs.
Have your trees and timber assessed
can be made on timber stands to determine overall age, health, past management, current and future value, and current and future products and/or benefits the stands provide.
Create a management plan
. A good management plan
takes into account your land objectives and sets a timeline to achieve those objectives.
Continually monitor the land and the effects of the management practices.
Pass the land and passion for timber management along to your spouse and other heirs.