We own around 220 acres near Truman Lake that we only use for turkey/mushroom/deer hunting. The property is all forest, but for a power line right-of-way, and hasn't been logged in 40-plus years. We have a couple of large mature cedar thickets. The thickets have nothing growing on the ground under the trees due to the closed canopy. This winter we hired an outfit to "forestry mulch" about 8 acres of the cedar thickets. They left hardwoods and some cedars that were greater than 10 inches in diameter. Our hope is to improve the habitat by adding new edge habitat, produce more natural browse, and clear enough area to added a couple of food plots. We currently have one food plot under the right-of-way that has always been super fun to hunt over. There is zero agriculture within several miles of our property. I will update this thread this spring, summer, and fall to document the natural regrowth of the disturbed area. Our worst fear is the area continues to look like a giant mulch bed for years to come. In addition, we are concerned that we may have destroyed some of our best bedding areas. Our concerns were out weighed by our belief that the heard would benefit more by the regrowth and our belief that we have plenty of other bedding habitat. Time will obviously tell us if we made the correct choice. I pray that we have some natural grass seed left in the seed bank to help get the new growth started this spring. I hope this thread is able to provide others helpful information to help manage their own properties.