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Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Small Woodlot Tree Harvesting

Harvesting selected trees from your small woodland can provide firewood, enable chosen trees to thrive, help to control insects and diseases, and more. Small woodlot tree harvesting providers are listed here.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Chosen Tree Management

Chosen tree management, previously known as "crop tree management," is a proactive method for encouraging selected trees in your woodland.
Updated: October 11, 2021

Natural Area Management Services Directory: Firewood Cutting

Cutting firewood on your property can achieve more than one goal, such as providing fuel for heating and benefitting selected tree species. Providers of firewood cutting are listed here.
Updated: August 31, 2021

Natural Area Management Services webinar series

This webinar series, designed for green industry professionals, was held in two parts (fall 2020 and spring 2021).
A Maryland county forester talks with a landowner
Updated: August 3, 2021

Becoming a Steward of the Land: UME Forestry Program Offers Certification Course

Learn to be a steward of the land this fall with the University of Maryland Extension General Forestry Course. This online course will be offered beginning Sept.1 through Dec. 15, 2021.
A Maryland woodland
Updated: May 25, 2021

Maryland Forestry Economic Adjustment Strategy Summary

This Economic Adjustment Strategy assesses the impacts on community and industry caused by negative consequences of the sector’s decline and make recommendations for both industry and community-level economic recovery. 
Updated: May 25, 2021

Firewood - Pickup Trucks, Cords, and Other Units of Measurement

The report explains the common and not-so-common terms used to measure firewood and presents the results of a study that determined how much wood a pickup truck will hold.
Updated: May 18, 2021

How to Produce and Market Paulownia - University of Maryland Extension Bulletin #319

This publication provides information on characteristics of paulownia species and how to establish and cultivate them successfully according to different product objectives.
Updated: May 6, 2021

Developing a Custom Portable Sawmill Enterprise

Portable sawmills have become an attractive enterprise option in recent years. With improved technology, a small unit run by one or two persons can economically produce high-quality lumber. This guide reviews key considerations when investigating options to develop a portable sawmill enterprise.
Updated: May 6, 2021

Sources of Information and Guidance for Forest Stewards - University of Maryland Extension Fact Sheet #624

Forest land can be managed for a variety of benefits, including timber, wildlife, recreation, and soil and water conservation. This publication describes services offered to private forest owners by public agencies and private organizations in Maryland.