ID

465-340(CNRE-66P)

Authors as Published

Adam Downing, Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Northern District; Corey Childs, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Loudoun County Office; and C.A. Shea Porr, Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent, Equine, Northern District

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There are several reasons why someone might want to clear woodland. Pasture for livestock, space for horseback riding, creating a vista, making space for a garden, increasing lawn size, or establishing a field for hay or other crops are but a few. Regardless of the reason, it is important to carefully evaluate all options and thoroughly understand the ramifications.


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Publication Date

September 25, 2019