Thinning Links and Resources

There are many resources available to help you thin your woods. 

Not sure whether a pre-commercial or commercial thinning is right for you? Too overwhelmed to map your tree stands or define your goals? There’s help available. You can contact

If you’re concerned about the cost of a pre-commercial thinning, a number of cost-share and landowner assistance programs can ease the burden.

For more on thinning your woods:

Timber Stand Improvement, a guide from the Missouri Department of Conservation

Choosing Firewood Trees

Improve Your Woodlot by Cutting Firewood, a guide from the USDA Forest Service

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