Trees & Forestry


If you own woods, learn how to get started, get the most out of your woods and how to find help.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry

Ohio has around 8 million acres of forested land, and private woodland owners hold over 80% of that land. Well-managed woods provide important social and economic benefits, including recreation, aesthetics, wildlife habitat, clean air and water, and wood and other forest products. Discover why your woods matter, find experts who can assist you, and learn about resources available to you to manage your woods today and into the future.

Service Foresters are professional foresters who work of Ohio DNR. They assist woodland owners.

Learn the professional titles and certifications of foresters so you know who can help you.

Ohio's Forest Legacy Program permanently protects important forest land from being converted.

Managing you woodland can be simple or complex, depending on what you want to accomplish.