We have a significant portion of our land that is dedicated to treed forest. This is good for several reasons:
- I don’t want to mow any more lawn. I want the land, but until I am ready to use it for agriculture, I am glad to have it growing as a forest.
- We fuel our home with wood. All of those trees out there repesent home heating fuel.
- The trees themselves are an agricultural product.
- Wildlife in the forest represents a valuable asset that can be managed. Land-Lords used to set up their land to foster certain types of wild animals and then hunt those animals for income, representing a very sustainable and cooperative approach to agriculture.
So having this forest, means I have to learn about Forestry and Silviculture, and how to extract value over the long haul.
First step: identify what I currently have?