Edge cutting woodlands for wildlife habitat

Creating new forest openings in successive strips can improve their hunting opportunities through a series of manageable projects while also allowing for forest regeneration through natural production of new seedlings. In fact, there are some clear advantages to gradually regenerating your woods in small stages as compared to a single, large cut.

 

Advantages of this technique include:

– Creation of a transitional zone

– Providing cover adjacent to forage

– Flexible scheduling

– Incremental testing