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Request Woods on Wheels

There are nearly 5 million acres of woodlands in Indiana and the state’s hardwood industry has an economic impact of more than $10 billion and supports 70,000 jobs.

In order to spread the word about Indiana’s forests, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA) and Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) have collaborated on the Woods on Wheels project, a traveling exhibit that will be educating residents of all ages across the state.

The exhibit breaks down everything from the benefits of forest management and how it supports Indiana’s native wildlife to the history of Indiana’s forests and the many industries that rely on the state’s magnificent hardwoods to produce the products we all know and love, to forestry-related careers.

View our Purdue Forestry and Natural Resources Career Opportunities that are shared in the exhibit.

Woods on Wheels was made possible by the hard work and dedication of the Indiana Hardwoods Lumbermen’s Association (IHLA), the Purdue Department of Forestry & Natural Resources, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, with the support of the state’s hardwoods industry. The Woods on Wheels truck and trailer were provided by IHLA with monetary/material support from Hollingsworth Lumber, C.C. Cook & Son Lumber, Tom & Ronda Derleth, Daniel Antes, Milton Cole Family, Joe Crone (Crone Lumber), Brett Franklin (Tri-State Timber), Frank Miller Lumber Company, Pennsylvania Lumbermens Mutual Insurance Company, Pike Lumber Company, Purdue University, U-C Coatings and Tim Uhrich (Tree Worx).

Request the Wood on Wheels exhibit to come to your area as it travels around the state sharing the sustainability of wood, the health advantages of managing our forests and available careers in the industry. Take a quick tour of this interactive journey into the world of wood, view Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) Woods on Wheels for more photos and to find out how to request the exhibit.

Woods on Wheels travel exhibit, back of trailer with sponsors..Woods on Wheels travel exhibit showing inside wood panel with doors that open to learn about hardwoods.Woods on Wheels travel exhibit inside panels showing Indiana hardwoods with people reading the information.

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