Have you thought about a tree today? Is the soil along your local stream banks staying in place because of the roots of trees? Did the pine windbreak protect your home from the winds? Every day, forests and trees play an important role in our lives. Conservation practices utilizing trees and forests are an important key. Forest landowners have a commitment to protect wildlife habitat and watersheds as well as to conserve soil.
According to the National Association of State Foresters, private forestlands make up 59 percent of the total US forestland; state and local governments, 10 percent; and federal forestlands, 31 percent.
Support forestry projects and landowners in your community. Volunteer to plant trees in your community or help remove invasive species from forested areas. Be sure to take some time to explore the great outdoors!