Woodland Management Plans
As a landowner, a Woodland Management Plan assists you by:
- Describing your woodland
- Helping you prioritize woodland management activities
- Outlining a strategy for accomplishing your forest management goals
- Compiling resources for easy access and reference
- Managing wildlife habitat
A Woodland Management Plan is required for basic eligibility for OFTL, Tree Farm, and cost-share programs
It’s the Key to Long-Term Care of Your Woodland!
Forest Stand Improvement
Increases woodland health and productivity by:
- Controlling grapevines and other undesirable woody plants
- Habitat management to benefit wildlife
- Removing invasive plant species such as:
- Bush honeysuckle
- Tree of heaven
- Autumn olive
- And many more!!
- Performing crop tree release to accelerate growth in quality trees.
- Funding may be available for this type of work through federal cost-share or incentive programs
Looking to create or expand your woodlands? A forester can help by:
- Providing guidance on selecting tree species to match your goals, soils, and site.
- Give recommendations on seedling size, spacing, and maintenance for pre- & post-planting.
The Northwest Ohio Windbreak Program is an interagency effort, available in 17 counties in NW Ohio to assist landowners with establishing field windbreaks
An important aspect of caring for your woodlands includes staying up-to-date on the latest information.
Some ways to stay informed include: