Wisconsin's forests benefit from active management
Forest plans enhance ecological diversity and expand recreational and economic opportunities.
If you want to be a tree hugger, you have to cut some trees.
Joe Hovel, who has practiced sustainable forestry for more than 30 years, offers up this seeming paradox as he stands under a cathedral ceiling of hardwood boughs and leafy green. The proof of what he preaches covers the surrounding 400 acres in the town of Conover, where selection cutting allows sunlight to pierce the dense canopy and reach the forest floor to invigorate a new generation of trees.Read full article