Your wooded-land management objectives should be defined within the limits of what your land is capable of sustaining. For example, don't try to create an open woodland from a high-quality forest or manage high-quality timber on woodland sites with low growth potential.
A great way to start the process of learning about the potential of your forest and wooded areas is to consult a professional forester. A forester will thoroughly assess your land and help you create a forest and wildlife management plan to achieve your goals.
General guidelines for managing your forest include: