Timber stand improvment in Barton county

Discussion in '(MDC)General Wildlife Habitat Management' started by flatlander_, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. flatlander_

    flatlander_ Really? Show me. .

    I just recently bought 80 acres in Barton co. It has roughly 25 acres of bottom land timber on it. It has approx 8-10 large walnut trees ( 20+ in @ dbh) plus many other large trees ( pin oak, ash, silver maple, etc.) that I think would be marketable. The problem is I don't know where to start. I need a logger but I don't know if I have enough to get one out and I don't know who to trust. I want to improve my timber/wildlife habitat, but I don't want it wrecked in the process. I had a local urban Forrester come out but while he gave me some ideas and a lot of reading material he didn't help help much otherwise. . . . :confused: Any advise?
     
  2. OutbackBio

    OutbackBio Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Kansas City
    Either contact your plc ,resource forester , or a consulting Private forester. You should at a minimum have an inventory of your timber done so you know what you have.