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Improving Your Woodlot by Cutting Firewood

Firewood cutting allows landowners to focus on providing growing space for the trees you leave and consider future management options.

Warming our nation's homes with firewood has a long tradition. To do it sustainably is challenging. Many firewood users harvest deadwood first, but this does little to improve the woodlot; in fact, it may be counter to meeting other objectives. Cutting live trees is often the best approach, especially when the focus is on providing growing space for the trees you leave and considering future management options. This presentation will explore ideas for sustainably cutting firewood from your woodlot.

Speakers

Jim Finley, Professor, Penn State School of Forest Resources