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 in the process of learning about your forest and wooded areas and their potential to meet your goals is to consult a professional forester. A forester will thoroughly asses your forest or woodlands and help you create a forest and wildlife management plan to achieve your goals.
General guidelines for managing your forest include: