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.
Don’t move firewood
Invasive species can decimate a forest. Learn why you should buy local and burn local.
Plant exchanges and invasives
Watch out for invasives at neighborhood plant exchanges—they look similar to natives but can destroy your garden. Check out this guide to terrestrial invasives before planting.
Protect your trees during summer construction
Heavy machinery driven over a tree’s roots can compact the soil and kill the tree. If you’re working on your house this summer, here are some tips to protect your trees from construction damage.
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. Check out the list of updated maps.