Division of Forestry

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DNR Forestry keeps Minnesota's forests and trees growing strong. Minnesota's 58 state forests, school trust acres, and other forested lands make up the 4.2 million acres we manage. Our forests need care and management to provide clean water and natural resources for future generations. With this in mind, we weave sustainability into all of our forest work—from what trees to plant, to what areas to harvest, to what places to preserve.

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Spring Tree Planting: Doing it Right

Spring is an excellent time to plant trees. Before planting your tree check the tree planting and care Web page for proper tree planting instructions, help selecting a tree and aftercare ideas.
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Arbor Month

May is Arbor Month. This year we celebrate how getting your daily dose of trees is good for your health.
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Proposed Timber Harvest List

Provide input on next year's proposed timber harvest list for state-administered forest lands. Public comment period is May 23–June 22, 2016.
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Grey Nolan and Marcia Rappatz standing by tree

Minnesota State Forests

Family-friendly campgrounds and day-use areas with beaches and hiking trails nearby. Miles of trails for every every activity: hiking, hunting, mountain biking, OHV riding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, horseback riding, and more.
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