The best defense against pests and other forest stressors is to maintain a healthy forest. To maintain a healthy forest, management is essential! It is apparent by this photo that this forest has gone without management, as you can see damaged and crowded trees. A sound management program would benefit the health of this particular forest and would enhance the beauty and the safety as well as bring revenue to it's owners.
We can help you determine if your standing hardwood timber is overly dense. It is possible that a selective, sustainable harvest would benefit the health of your standing timber and release the younger trees to grow without restraint.
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Did you know your standing timber is competitive?
In any timber stand the trees compete with each other for light, soil nutrients, moisture and space.
The more crowded the stand the more intense the competition. In a crowded overly dense timber stand all trees are weakened and growth is slowed. Mother nature naturally remedies this by disease and insects and the weaker trees will eventually die, albeit a very slow process. This is where a selective timber harvest will help.
You may ask, "Are my trees growing to close together?" As you can see in the photos above, it does happen.
This is one example of the need for a selective timber harvest. Trees growing too close are in competition with each other for nutrients and space.
With a selective harvest we will choose what trees will stay and what trees will be harvested in such a way as to benefit the forest. It takes a trained individual to determine this.
Thinning the overcrowded trees is one way you can increase your standing timber value because the trees left remaining will be allowed to put on growth freely growing out in diameter rather than vertically.
Our Forests are Precious!
Just like anything precious, we cannot take our forests and woodlands for granted! Properly managed forests and woodlots are a must for the next generation and generations to come!
Michigan is rich with forest land!
Did you know, Michigan has over 20 million acres of forest? This includes federal, state and private, with 34% of Michigan's forests held by private forest land owners.
David & Valerie Zimmer
Buyers of standing timber and owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management, a Forest and Timber Management company located in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan.
Call us for all your forest management needs at
(989) 390-0705 or
We are happy to answer any question you may have.
Greater Michigan Timber Management. Buyers of standing timber. Specializing in sustainable forestry management and sound stewardship practices.
Greater Michigan Timber Management: The timber management company that cares!