Being a good steward of your Maine land, the woodlot that is like tree farming.
Where you the owner want to maximize the return, the growth and to remove any restrictions that hurt the wood production. Of the stands that populate your Maine woodlot.
Treating the timber on the Maine land with respect and passing along the ownership to another family member is part of the good stewardship.
So is working hard to protect the Maine land from soil erosion.
Where soil is washed away and into precious natural resources that hurt fish, damage the quality of a water resource Maine is famous for and proud to protect.
So your woodlot, when it is time to timber it, harvest the over story and to weed out the too congested or mature trees, careful and easy does it is the order of the day. The simple tractor you use around a Maine farmstead and it's assortment of chains can be a start.
So when twitching the downed tree and dragging it to the yard to process the limbs, ready it for loading on a truck or trailer, other smaller trees are not destroyed or damaged in the process of cutting the Maine woodlot.
The private Maine land woodlot owner has the time and pride to take the steps to carefully remove the timber that a forestry report outlines as time to harvest. More on the Maine tree growth program.
The Maine woodlot is not just a place to visit in late summer to gather firewood from hardwoods ridges. To be a season ahead of the heating a Maine home. So seasoned wood from the Maine land is dried, cut to match the length of a woodstove in the kitchen, down in the cellar.