Division of Forestry

DNR forester and landowner walking in landowner's woodlands

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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Looking for green gifts? Think wood

For holiday gift ideas, consider a locally made gift created from trees harvested in Minnesota.
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Governor's christmas tree

Visit the Governor's Christmas Tree

A beautiful balsam fir was harvested from the Nemadji State Forest.
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Tony Miller with woodland owners talking about stewardship plan.

Funds available to improve family forests

New cost share for woodland owners to plant trees, improve habitat and do stewardship work on their forest.
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wood pile next to campfire ring

Don't Give Them A Free Ride

When working or playing outdoors, clean your gear and buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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