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Forestry

Christmas tree production is an enterprise that many small or part-time farmers often consider as an option for their unused, open land. To avoid costly mistakes, however, it is important to carefully plan for the establishment and marketing of your potential Christmas tree crop.

Sometimes woodlot owners want to or need to harvest some timber from their woods. This is the time when you can improve your woods for the future or cause real damage from which it might not recover for generations.

Making maple syrup is one of the oldest food-processing traditions in upper North America. Native Americans began boiling maple sap into sugar long before European habitation of the continent. The production of maple syrup requires access to suitable woodland and many hours of labor within a short season.