Many of us take family vacation in August. Some of us go to the beach while others prefer time in our woods. As you walk in your woods with your family, consider what do you love about your woods? Maybe it is a special grove of trees, the stream, a good bird watching/listening spot, or a tranquil spot. As you think of that special place, what do you want it to look like when your children or grandchildren inherit the land? A forester can help you write a forest management plan that meets your management goals and ensures your forest remains healthy.
Check out this great video on Introduction to Forest Management Plans by the University of California. Even if you don't live in California, the video provides great insights from woodland owners on protecting and enhancing your woods. Plus you get to see some beautiful forests.