Division of Forestry

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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.

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New Forestry Health Newsletter 

Learn why some evergreens died this spring, as well as why some bur and white oaks barely leafed out. More in the latest newsletter.

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Protect Your Oaks From Oak Wilt

Oak wilt kills thousands of oaks each year. Stop the spread: avoid wounding or pruning your oaks right now. Learn more »

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New Sustainable Timber Harvest Target

After a year of scientific study and conversations with the public, forestry partners, and environmental groups, the DNR has revised timber harvest numbers. Learn more »

view of the six new state forest paper maps.

New maps make it easier to visit Minnesota state forests

Find your way in the woods. Several new state forest maps are available in paper or for download to your mobile device today. Updated Maps »