A tract of poor quality hardwood near the completion of a clearcut harvest.
After harvesting was completed, the land was planted in Loblolly Pine, which will increase the yield and value over a shorter period of time. Had the land been left to grow back in the low quality hardwood, the rotation period would be longer and the value at next harvest less.
A hardwood stand near maturity.
This stand is showing necrosis due to its age and other environmental causes. It would benefit from a thinning or complete harvest. Wildlife would also be enhanced by opening up the canopy and allowing sunlight to hit the forest floor, thus stimulating new growth for browse.
Address: 9404 Falling Creek Rd.
Huddleston, VA 24104