High Winds Damaged My Woods – What should I do?

Recently thousands of Wisconsin woodland owners experienced the devastating effects of extremely high winds. If you are among those affected, we are sorry. We know woodlands are personal places enjoyed for their natural beauty and recreation. The storm was an affront to those values.

The worst and most widespread damage was suffered in Oconto and Langlade Counties (see photo). It is really important that all Wisconsin woodland owners, especially those with the greatest losses, realize in most cases some timber value is recoverable through a salvage harvest.

We want to help woodland owners gain perspective on the degree of wind damage to their woods and assess appropriate next steps.  Read our 1-2-3 for what you should do following damaging winds.