"A truck on blocks isn’t going any-where, even if the engine is running.
Iowa State University Extension forestry specialist Billy Beck says that is exactly what an unmanaged forest is like.
“It’s an untapped resource,” Beck says. “There’s a ton of potential, but no one is familiar enough with how it operates to maximize it.”
Beck says many farmers own forestland in addition to cropland and, when properly managed, it can bring financial, ecological, and recreational benefits."