"On the Path Through Inwood Hill Park" by Barry Solow
Image by Barry Solow

We offer resources to help you protect and manage your woodlands.

Forestry

Hiking through the woods

Enjoying Wildlife in the Forest

Forests give us a wonderful opportunity to see and enjoy wildlife. Learn how to protect the wildlife as you enjoy it.

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shiitake mushrooms on sale at a farmers' market in NYC

Forest Farming

Shiitake mushrooms are one of the valuable crops that forest owners can cultivate in their woods, along with fruits, nuts, and berries.

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Tree Sap Drip Buckets

Agroforestry

Learn how to better utilize the natural resources in your local forests and community with our agroforestry page

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Goldenseal Plant

Forest Botanicals

Collecting forest plants for medicines, flavoring, or nutrition is one of the oldest uses of forests. Growing these plants in your woods can be a source of added income.

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Christmas Trees by Seth Werkheiser

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Christmas Trees

Thinking of growing Christmas trees? See our recommendations on soil preparation, planting, shearing, weed control, pests. and more.

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Private Property sign

Dealing with Trespassers

"Posted" signs are a common sight around farmsteads in New York. Farms and rural landowners use these signs to alert potential trespassers.

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Last updated November 10, 2016