State Lands


Division of Forestry

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

DNR Forestry keeps Minnesota's forests and trees growing strong. Minnesota's 59 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.

girl standing among trees

Arbor Day is April 28th.

Get your daily does of trees. Take the #31DaysOfTrees Challenge. It's healthy.
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Read oak leaves showing oak wilt symptoms

Protect Your Oaks From Oak Wilt

Don't prune your oak trees from April-July.
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Trees at Centennial state forest

Centennial state forest—DNR's newest state forest

Learn more about and provide input on DNR's newest state forest by going to an open house. You will be able to review maps, ask questions, and submit comments.
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Three people building a campfire.

Don't Give Them A Free Ride

Buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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