Forestry

Maryland Consulting and Industrial Foresters Directory

The Maryland Consulting and Industrial Foresters Directory lists Licensed Professional Foresters who offer a wide range of services to woodland property owners. Services include forest stewardship plans, timber stand and wildlife habitat improvement, and much more. The Directory is for reference...

Heating with Wood (FS-926)

Split wood pile
Wood is a plentiful and accessible fuel for many Marylanders. Wood burns relatively clean and comes from a renewable resource —the rural or urban forest. Coal and oil supplies are limited, are not renewable, and the cost of these fuels continue to increase. Heating costs consume a significant...

Managing Deer Damage in Maryland (EB-354)

The white-tailed deer is of great economic and aesthetic importance to Maryland citizens. But an overpopulation of deer can result in negative consequences, such as damaged crops, landscapes, and forests, and safety concerns due to deer vehicle collisions and Lyme disease. State, local and private...

Landowner Liability and Recreational Access (EB-357)

The increasing interest of the general public in outdoor recreation activities, the limited amount of public land available, and increasing development of open space have created greater pressure on private rural land for recreation. Private landowners in Maryland will benefit from understanding...

Developing a Forest Stewardship Plan: The Key to Forest Management (FS-625)

Forest stewardship is the management of forest resources in a way that meets the needs of the current owners, but does not adversely affect use by future generations. A forest stewardship plan is a working guide that allows the landowner to maximize the wildlife, timber, recreation, aesthetic value...

Tax and Estate Planning for Maryland Forest Landowners (FS-630)

Forest landowners in Maryland can increase the financial returns ofn their forest stewardship efforts by minimizing property, income, and estate taxes. This fact sheet describes several laws and programs that enable forest landowners to decrease their tax liabilities.

Resistance of Ornamentals to Deer Damage (FS-655)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer continues to increase. The increase is attributed to rising deer populations, human populations shifting to rural and suburban homesites, loss of deer habitat, and landowner decisisons to prevent deer hunting. This fact sheet provides landowners with...

Using Commercial Deer Repellents to Manage Deer Browsing in the Landscape (FS-810)

Damage to ornamental plants by white-tailed deer has increased dramatically over recent years. Deer damage to home landscapes and gardens is the number one complaint in suburban areas. An integrated approach to deer damage management can often be the most optimal way to deal with the problem. Using...

The Gyspy Moth and the Homeowner (FS-242)

The gypsy moth caterpillar is the most serious threat to forests comprised of oak in the United States. Gypsy moths reach greatest densities where oaks are the most abundant trees. If you have oak trees on your property, gypsy moths pose a threat to the beauty and value of your land.

The Wood Stove Checklist (FS-936)

This checklist is designed to assist residential energy auditors in providing recommendations to homeowners about their wood stove, which may be their primary or secondary heating system. The two most prominent energy auditor accreditors trained by Building Performance Institute and Residential...

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