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The University of Minnesota Extension forestry team provides research-based information to landowners, loggers, and industry professionals to help protect and improve Minnesota woodlands.

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To put technology to use for trees

The forest products industry contributes 60,000 jobs and more than $12 million in value to Minnesota's economy. But we need forests for something else: absorbing the carbon that is warming the earth's climate. Read story.

Minnesota Harvester Handbook

This Handbook showcases sustainable harvest and gathering for more than twenty non-timber forest products. Learn more.

Emerald ash borer

Learn what to look for and how to prevent it from killing Minnesota's ash trees. Learn more.

Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners

Managing a woodland for timber, wildlife, and recreation while protecting soil, water and aesthetic resources. Available here.

Lake Home and Cabin Kit, Second Edition

Selection of fact sheets on trees and woodlands, shoreland and water quality, wildlife and insects, and more. Available for purchase from the University of Minnesota Bookstore.

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