Friday, August 23, 2013

ODNR adds online resource to help owners of small woodlots

COLUMBUSIn 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 because they 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 Ohioans.”

The new online resource 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:

To learn more about Ohio’s woodlands, forest health and tree care, visit

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