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a series of videos to help understand and complete the Cutting Notice and Report.
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Use the Forestry Assistance Locator to find Cooperating Foresters or DNR Service Foresters for your county
View the current Directory of Foresters [PDF].

MFL and FCL harvestingStep #7: Conducting the harvest

image representing step #7 of the cutting notice processThe seventh step of the process is harvesting the timber.

Approximate time to complete step #7: Three to 24 months.

The landowner should consider the following items to ensure a successful timber harvest.

Who will be monitoring the harvest to ensure it is completed correctly?

If a forester set up the timber harvest, they may offer to monitor the harvest for the landowner.

How will the harvested timber be tracked?

It is important to have some form of tracking in place. This information will not only benefit the landowner and allow him or her to follow progress during the harvest, but the information will also be needed in order to fill out the required cutting report.

What post-harvest activities will be needed?

Once the harvest has been completed, important activities may be needed, including (but not limited to) seeding roads, trails and landings, planting trees, controlling invasive species, timber stand improvement (TSI), etc.

How and when will the landowner be paid for the timber harvested?

There are many ways a landowner can be paid for the timber harvested. Landowners should be sure to discuss how they will be paid before the harvest begins.

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Last revised: Monday July 30 2018