Woodscaping Guide: Today’s Forest, Tomorrow’s Legacy
This guide provides educational information and resources that are geared towards the interests and goals of this rising group of “new” forest owners. Over 26,000 Rhode Islanders own woodland parcels of 10 acres or less. Nationwide, there are 150,000 new forest owners each year acquiring parcels between 1 and 10 acres.
This guide provides an introduction to the history and importance of forests in Rhode Island’s landscape and the trends in small acreage woodland ownership. It is designed to provide planning guidance, project ideas, basic and technical information, and a list of several specific contacts and resources. This work was supported in part by the Rhode Island Renewable Resources Extension Act.