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Assessing Your Forest: TUSAF

The Treatment Unit Sustainability Assessment Form (TUSAF) provides a tool to assess whether a planned or completed timber harvest will yield a sustainable outcome.

The Treatment Unit Sustainability Assessment Form (TUSAF) provides forest landowners and forestry practitioners with a tool to assess whether a planned or completed timber harvest will yield a sustainable outcome, when used in conjunction with the TUSAF Decision Key. Learn how to assess how changes in canopy closure, average tree diameter, tree quality, and species composition, combined with regeneration, interfering plants, and deer impacts affect sustainable forest outcomes.

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Jim Finley, Ibberson Professor of Forest Management, Penn State Department of Ecosystem Science and Management

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Provides forest landowners and forestry practitioners with a tool to assess their current forest condition, develop a desired forest condition, and evaluate the results of their harvesting operation.