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 24-page booklet gives owners of urban woodlots information they need to manage and care for these important forest areas. It covers benefits of trees, laws and zoning, stewardship planning, management, planting and renewal, and more.
Urban Forestry, Department of Forestry & Natural Resources