Woodlots are dynamic, vital ecosystems in the urban and suburban landscapes of the Midwest. People own these small wooded lots in urbanized areas for a variety of reasons: timber production, firewood production, recreation, wildlife habitat, aesthetics, and alternative forest products. Many owners who keep and nurture these natural areas are motivated by powerful, non-economic motives based primarily on aesthetics and environmental protection.
This new Purdue Extension publication titled Indiana's Urban Woodlots is a great way to aid you in a management plan and build your knowledge of what trees can do for you and the environment. This 24-page booklet covers benefits of trees, laws and zoning, stewardship planning, management, planting and renewal, and more.
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Lindsey Purcell, Urban Forestry Specialist
Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University
Lenny Farlee, Sustaining Hardwood Extension Specialist
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC)
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, Purdue University