8 Ways to Make Money From Your Raw Land

Sun shining down through an open tree canopy.

With over 19.3 million acres of forest land covering 53% of the state, Michigan is home to a vast timberland acreage—the fifth largest in the entire United States! (Michigan.gov)  As a new owner of private forested land, there are a few ways you can make passive income off your new investment, including timber harvesting, raising […]

Knowing Your Woodlot: Hardwoods vs. Softwoods

Pile of cut timber logs stacked on top of each other

Do you know what type of timber you have in your woodlot? And how can you tell the difference between hardwood and softwood? Telling the difference between the trees in your woodlot is simpler than it may seem. And once you can tell the difference, you’ll be able to determine just how much your timber […]

When to Harvest Your Timber: A Guide for Landowners

Closeup of a stack of harvested timber logs in front of a woodlot.

With sustainable practices, harvesting your timber not only helps you profit from your woodlot, but promotes the natural succession of younger trees in your woodlot and keeps your forests healthy for years to come. Harvesting your timber at the right time and using the right harvesting method are key to accomplishing these goals! Methods of […]