woodlot health

Asked November 11, 2019, 1:30 PM EST

I have a 4 to 5 acre woodlot and I think a lot of the smaller trees should be culled. A lot of them die back anyway. Is there anyone to turn to for advice on why this might be a bad idea? Is there any help available for selecting which trees to thin out? This property is at the north end of Jebavy Dr. in Ludington.
Thank you

Mason County Michigan

1 Response

The best option would be to schedule an appointment with Josh Shields, the forester for Mason County Conservation District. Josh is available to provide advice about the health of the forest and the visit is at no cost to you because Josh is grant funded. Josh covers three counties, and can most easily be reached by calling the Manistee Conservation District at 231-889-9666 x102.
Thank you,