According to the Indiana DNR, 19% of the state is in forest. This is the third largest land use. Number one is corn and number two is soybeans at about equal proportions. Together they make up about 50% of the state’s area. That leaves about 20% for urban, suburban and industrial uses. Trees are important to Indiana.
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service and Department of Forestry and Natural Resources has just released a new series of extension publications titled “A Landowners Guide to Sustainable Forestry in Indiana”. The eight titles in the series cover a variety of topics interesting to forest landowners and their forest managers. The publications can be viewed online here. For ordering information, call 888.398.4636 or write Communications Media Distribution Center, 1187 Service Building, West Lafayette, IN, 47907-1187
The Directory of Professional Foresters compiled by the Indiana Forest and Woodland Owners Association is available. Large orders can be sent to Dan Ernst (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the DNR Division of Forestry, 317.232.4105 or from Wendell Leedy (email@example.com), at 317.881.1632. Single copies are available at local Soil and Water Offices or Division of Forestry offices.