A timber harvest often improves the wildlife habitat on a piece of property. Harvesting timber allows sunlight to penetrate down to the forest floor, which causes seeds of all kinds to sprout and begin growing. This new growth provides an important food source for all types of wildlife including deer, turkeys, bears, squirrels, and a wide variety of birds.
The trail systems that are created during a timber harvest improve the landowner’s access throughout the property. These trails can be used for all kinds of recreational activities including hiking, biking, bird watching, cross-country skiing, four-wheeling, and hunting.