In a media release Friday,
the Ohio Department
of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced the addition of an online resource
to assist this growing group of
small-woodlot owners. Approximately 200,000 Ohioans own a small woodlots of between 1 and10 acres and
the ODNR says the number of owners is growing.
“Small woodlots are important
support wildlife, clean
the air and water and provide renewable forest products,” said Robert Boyles, state forester
and chief of the
ODNR Division of Forestry. “We hope small-woodlot owners will find the
information on our website useful in their efforts to
care for their woods, which will benefit all
provides information on planting trees, enhancing woodland wildlife
habitat, controlling non-native
woodland insect pests and diseases,
maintaining native woodland
plants, protecting water quality, thinning woodlots, growing specialty forest
products and providing woodland retreats.
The new small woodlot assistance webpages can be found online at: http://ohiodnr.com/forestry/SmallWoodlots/tabid/5589/Default.aspx.
To learn more about
woodlands, forest health and tree care, visit ohiodnr.com/forestry.
Photo courtesy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service