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.

Red 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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Emerald ash borer heading out of a ash tree

Emerald ash borer risk status is high

Avoid the removal of ash branches, stumps or trees.
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Three people building a campfire.

Buy Local. Burn Local.

Help protect Minnesota's trees. Buy local firewood to avoid moving unwanted hitchhikers.
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