Forest Management & Thinning Timber for Fatter Deer

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In this podcast Tim Russell from Green Fire Forestry & Wildlife Services discusses how to get miles ahead of others that don’t cut their timber. Thinning timber and evaluating the trees that are resident to meet goals of Forest Stand Improvement and objectives of benefitting deer. Landowners should contemplate what tree species are being taken out of the timber stand before a harvest and be mindful of trees that are left behind. Studying and evaluating the resident plant communities in the overstory and understory is a logical step to evaluating the state of the forest and diagnosing what trees can benefit from thinning as it pertains to future harvests or crop trees that provide a mast benefit. Evaluate non-native plants and their abundance on the property and be mindful of these plants as they can create a conflict with existing and developing plant communities after a timber thinning. Also, assess the amount of light reaching the forest floor and the resident plants that provide forage and cover for deer. Strategies related to post timber thinning as it pertains to remaining treetops and patchwork, in addition to a tactic called variable thinning will lead to more hunting success as deer interest increases. Social Links Green Fire Forestry & Wildlife Services, LLC Whitetail Landscapes is Powered by Simplecast

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