Updated: May 24, 2023
Woodland Management: "The Woods in Your Backyard"
The land care practices in "The Woods in Your Backyard" has helped hundreds of property owners and land managers. Our new publications, "Woodland Health Practices Handbook" and "Woodland Health Assessment Checklist," help green industry professionals apply these practices to their business services.
Updated: May 16, 2023
Invasives in Your Woodland: Chinese and Japanese Wisteria
Chinese and Japanese Wisterias arrived in the U.S. in the early 1800s and have since spread to habitats across much of the eastern states. These twining and climbing vines can not only strangle and shade out trees, but can form dense thickets that suppress other native species.
Updated: April 18, 2023
Branching Out - Winter 2023
In this issue: Help us learn more about our readers and subscribers by taking our short survey. Read about a potential ally in the fight against hemlock wooly adelgid, and how Marylanders can get a rebate for planting native trees. There's information about our spring session of "The Woods in Your Backyard" online course, plus our regular features: the "Woodland Wildlife Spotlight" looks at the American beaver and "Invasives in Your Woodlands" looks at Princess tree. And don't forget the events calendar and the Brain Tickler challenge.
Updated: February 7, 2023
Maryland Consulting & Industrial Foresters Directory - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #1059 (revised February 2023)
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 only and is not an endorsement of any forester listed.
Updated: December 20, 2022
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, and other benefits of owning woodland. A good plan combines the characteristics of the woodlot with the interests and objectives of the owner to produce a set of forest management recommendations.
Updated: November 10, 2022
Branching Out - Summer 2022
Read about our upcoming online courses for the fall and about this year's Maryland-Delaware Master Logger. There's also the News and Notes summary about stories you might have missed, as well as our regular features the Woodland Wildlife Spotlight, Invasives in Your Woodland, and the Brain Tickler challenge.