Do monitor them, and keep notes, and then make decisions. If you have the time, then take the time to do it with the most knowledge that you can. Permaculture is most often thought about as a series of techniques, but it is actually a system of design based on observation and ethics. So if your intention is to add permacultural practices, my suggestion is to continue to observe and gain information and knowledge from your land and from holistic forestry resources. One great book that you may be interested in ordering from the library is Seeing The Forest Among Trees: The Case for Wholistic Forest Use by Herb Hammond.
'm learning more every day here on Permies and I am going to add permaculture practices to my current forestry practice.