Autumn in Michigan is most certainly a time of change....More to come
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.
The Deer Private Land Assistance Network grant application period is now open. The applications are due by Sept. 1.
The Deer PLAN, a cooperative grant program is designed to support private-land deer habitat improvement projects in the northern Lower Peninsula, is funded by Deer Range Improvement Program dollars. In 2019, a total of $50,000 will be available through a competitive grant process.
Given the limited amount of Deer PLAN funding available and the goal of producing tangible, on-the-ground efforts that markedly improve deer habitat, this program will have a focus area within the northern Lower Peninsula. The focus area for 2019 will include Alcona, Alpena, Crawford, Montmorency, Oscoda and Presque Isle counties. Funds will be allocated across these six counties based on grant application scoring.
Proposals for deer habitat improvement projects on privately owned lands in the six counties identified seeking $2,000 to $10,000 in cooperative funding will be considered. A 25-percent match of funds in the form of financial match, cost share, volunteer labor, material contributions and/or other in-kind support also is required for each proposal.
Applications are due by Sept. 1, and successful applicants will be notified by Oct. 1. A selection committee will evaluate proposed projects and competitively score them on a range of criteria. The complete Deer PLAN grant application package is available online at michigan.gov/dnr-grants.
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.
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.
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