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July 8, 2020

Crop Tree Management in Eastern Hardwoods

Published in 1993, this publication encourages woodlot owners to consider management on a tree by tree, rather than stand level. It describes how owners and managers can select individual trees and use a crown-touching release to increase growth rates and health.  The paper lays out potential crop tree selection criteria when management goals are timber quality, aesthetics, wildlife, and water quality. It may also be useful as a starting point for those interested in selecting crop trees based on carbon objectives.

Forest Carbon: An essential natural solution to climate change

"The intent of this publication is to help prepare you to make informed decisions about your land by giving you a better understanding of the role carbon plays within your forest, the impacts of various land-use options on forest carbon, and the trade-offs of these decisions."

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