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UI Extension Forestry

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875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

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Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

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2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu

Forest Management

Forest management is a simple term for a complex array of activities and experiences that allow landowners to meet specified goals and objectives while maintaining the productivity of their forestland.

Learn how to do a forest inventory, build a forest road, plant and care for forestland trees, thin a stand of trees, harvest timber and provide food, water and shelter for wildlife while protecting your trees from depredation.

Forest Inventory

An inventory of current forest conditions is an important tool for management planning. Knowing what information you need before you begin will help you to tailor your inventory to the goals and objectives for the site.

Silvicultural Systems

Silviculture is the cultivation and care of forest trees and is the heart of the field of forestry. A silvicultural system is a series of planned treatments for tending, harvesting, and reestablishing groups of trees similar in age, composition, and structure (called a stand). The system is chosen for the life of the stand and is a decision that is made long before cutting any trees. Matching a silvicultural system to management objectives and site conditions is important for healthy forests.

Forest Roads

Road systems are one of the most important and costly parts of a forest operation.  Carefully designing and maintaining forest roads provides access as well as protects water quality.

Tree Planting and Care

Plant a tree, invest in the future; plant a lot of trees, invest in a future forest. No matter what the size, careful planning and preparation will ensure your tree planting project is a success.

Find out how forest seedlings are grown.  Learn how to plan and prepare for a successful tree planting and care for your trees once they are planted.

Thinning

The main objective of thinning is to remove the poorer quality trees, reallocating the light, water, and nutrients of the site to the remaining trees. Thinning is an intermediate treatment that occurs between silvicultural systems.

Timber Harvesting

Harvesting and processing forest products can be as simple as using a saw to hand-cut a single tree or as complex as using helicopters to salvage thousands of acres of fire-killed forest. Learn more about planning a timber sale, salvage logging, choosing harvesting and processing systems and how to manage logging slash.

Wildlife

Wildlife needs three things to survive — food, water and shelter. Learn how your forestland can provide all of these things for both the largest and smallest of animals.

Contact

UI Extension Forestry

Mailing Address:

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1140
Moscow, ID 83844-1140

Phone: 208-885-7718

Email: extfor@uidaho.edu

Our People Google Maps

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County

Mailing Address:
1808 N 3rd St
Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814-3407

Phone: (208) 446-1680

Fax: (208) 446-1690

Email: kootenai@uidaho.edu

Web: UI Extension, Kootenai County

Chris Schnepf Google Maps

UI Extension, Clearwater County

Mailing Address:

2200 Michigan Avenue
Orofino, ID 83544

Phone: (208) 476-4434

Email: williamw@uidaho.edu