Forest management is all the things you do to keep your woods healthy and beautiful. This work tends to happen in small steps over multiple years. For example, if you want to improve wildlife habitat you may need to remove invasive plants to allow native plants to grow, and then plant the right trees to increase food for wildlife. Or, if you have branches dying on your apple tree in the yard due to fire blight, you may have to prune out the infected branches to slow the spread.
The Itasca County Soil and Water Forester can help with citizen questions about:
- Urban Forestry
- Sustainable forest management
- Habitat Improvement
- Native Vegetation
- Tree Health
- What is wrong with my plant?