Trying to maintain a healthy forest (perhaps better described as a woodlot - 3+acres)

Asked July 31, 2017, 1:12 PM EDT

I am searching for someone who can advise me on maintaining a heavily wooded lot. Many of the trees are in the 80 to 110 foot range - oaks, poplars, hickory. We used to have a secondary canopy of dogwood which got wiped out about 10 years ago. I want to know what to do to maintain the health of the trees and am perfectly happy to pay for this information. I just don't know whom to ask. Can you help? PS - My neighbors also are interested.

Howard County Maryland

1 Response

You might be interested in the resources offered by the University of Maryland Woodland Stewardship Education Program. They offer various online courses, events, and publications to help Maryland residents maintain private woodlands. You can contact the program at 301-432-2767.

You could also contact a certified arborist. Arborists have specialized training and education approved by the International Society of Arboriculture. They are the best qualified to conduct a on-site assessment of tree health and can offer recommendations for tree care and maintenance. You can find an arborist using the following website: