I’ve done it a few times. Great program and ended up with some awesome timber plots. You have to leave the trees in piles on the edges for habitat and you have to work around bat nesting season, but pretty easy process.
That's the only way to go. My guys (Love & Sons Excavating) used a high left to dig out around trees and pulled them out, then graded the soil back. Worked out awesomely all three times! Here are some pics of some of the plots:Highlift and a trackhoe here!
perhaps, but as Cuivre stated the trees need to be piled up for habitat, believe that is part of the program.Maybe a logger would be a good start and get paid for the big trees, then cost share to open it up the rest?