The Woodlot Management Handbook

The Woodlot Management Handbook

Making the Most of your Wooded Property for Conservation, Income or Both

Book - 2009
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Describes how to develop woodland properties into spaces that can help the environment and become a potential source of income.

Firefly Books Ltd

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:

  • Basic conservation
  • Nature appreciation
  • Reforestation
  • Recreational use
  • Moderate forestry
  • Timber management
  • Assessing your own woodland
  • Identifying trees
  • 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.


How to get the most out of a parcel of land by growing trees for timber, selling firewood and preserving land for future generations.

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The second edition of this guide to private woodland conservation and management is updated to reflect changes in technology and better access to information that has become available in the ten years since its original printing. Focusing on the ecosystems of the northeastern portion of the United States, this volume provides information on ecologically conscious and economically viable stewardship of small woodlots. Covering such topics as environmental sustainability and habitat conservation, timber and firewood harvest principles, reforestation and trails, pests and poachers, the work also offers advice on buying woodland properties and developing woodland stewardship plans that provide for the long-term conservation of the environment. Hilts teaches resource science at the Ontario Agricultural College and Mitchell is a researcher at the University of Guelph. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, [2009]
Edition: Second edition, revised & expanded
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781554075539
155407553X
Branch Call Number: 634.99 HILTS
Characteristics: 314 pages
Additional Contributors: Mitchell, Peter 1944-

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