Successfully starting a tree plantation involves several steps, ideally starting with preparation a year or more before the seedlings are planted. Part of planning is finding sources of materials, information, and ass More...
Trees can grow in ways that are not always the safest or most sustainable for long-term health and safety. This can happen for many reasons: species characteristics, growing location, or lack of proper pruning in earl More...
Our oak-hickory forests provide us with many environmental, social and economic benefits. Without proper stewardship, these benefits can be reduced through the loss of these forests. This video discusses how wildlife More...
Our oak-hickory forests provide us with many environmental, social and economic benefits. Without proper stewardship, these benefits can be reduced through the loss of these forests. This video discusses the role mana More...
Pruning has been called "one of the best, worst maintenance practices," especially when performed on urban trees. The process creates wounds, which have a major impact on plant processes. Improper cutting on a tree cause More... Free Download
Thousand cankers disease (TCD) has killed many black walnut trees in the West, and the beetle that transmits the fungus has been detected in Indiana. This publication describes TCD and Indiana's walnut product quarant More...
The Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) helps students understand wildlife ecology and management practices. In addition, students gain skills in teamwork, oral and written communication, decision-making, and leade More... Free Download
For many different reasons, more and more people in larger cities want to reuse urban trees scheduled for removal. People who are part of the "green movement" want to turn urban trees into something more valuable than fi More... Free Download
Trees are cultivated in public and private landscapes in and around cities and towns. They are grown for the tremendous contributions they make both to the environment and the quality of people's lives. In this urban for More... Free Download
This 10-page publication provides information for any family considering the purchase of a woodland, or any owner considering whether or not to dispose of one. It deals with the practical realities of real estate owners More... Free Download
As the definitive identification guide to the shrubs and woody vines of Indiana, this book also provides coverage of 90% of the species to be found in surrounding Midwestern US states. As well as covering indigenous spec More...
Storage of wood biomass is not a new concern, but our current focus on using wood for renewable energy has brought it back to researchers' attention. Many barriers stand in the way of the use of wood biomass for energy. More... Free Download
This 25-page PDF describes 39 different invasive species that grow, spread aggressively, and displace native or desirable forest vegetation. These plants can degrade native food resources and cover for wildlife, threaten More... Free Download
This 11-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are often hard for landowners to identify, because they are rare and people often are not familiar with them. In addi More... Free Download
This 10-page PDF publication describes how butternuts, native hardwood trees related to black walnuts, are threatened by butternut canker disease and have been listed as a species of special concern by the federal govern More... Free Download
White-tailed Deer have the ability to change the structure and composition of forests throughout their range. This coupled with their proliferation have led some to term the whitetail an ecological keystone species. Howe More... Free Download
Healthy forests provide many benefits for private landowners and for society at large. This publication describes how a forest owner can manage and improve his timber resources for harvest. Through forest improvement lan More...
After 30 years of extensive research, Purdue's Forestry and Natural Resources Professor Dan Cassens has released a new CD Lumber from Hardwood Trees. It is a fact-filled resource of field research and information that More...
This publication provides the landowners with an overview of some of the disease problems (or potential problems) associated with growing hardwood tree species in the Central Hardwood Region. More... Free Download
Many factors contribute to the success or failure of an enrichment planting operation. This publication outlines the seedling survival rates using the basic methods described in the publication. More... Free Download
This publication discusses the methods and terminology of tree improvement, and landowners can make informed decisions about what to expect from advertised products and whether they are a good value. More... Free Download
As the title implies, this publication discusses planning the tree planting operation. It discusses the importance of planning, site inspections, making a plan, silviculture, and it provides a timeline for major planning More... Free Download
Site preparation is used to create favorable growing conditions for hardwood seeds and seedlings, and to facilitate tree planting operations. This publication provides information on site conditions that require site pre More... Free Download
The Importance of Hardwood Tree Plantings publication provides a brief overview of several key societal and environmental attributes that hardwood plantations provide, for example, timber production, wildlife habitat, fo More... Free Download
Predicting mature stand conditions based on the current status of a stand and natural progression is often difficult and imprecise. However, intermediate silvicultural operations allow a land manager to control and shape More... Free Download
Herbicides applied for weed control can damage and even kill hardwood trees. This publication discusses recovery of loss from herbicide injury, soil compaction, frost damage, frost cracks, dieback, sunscald, ice, salt, f More... Free Download
Native Hardwood Trees of the Central Hardwood Region is 15 page table listing all of the family, scientific, common names of all of the native hardwoods in the Central Hardwood Region. It contains habitat and native rang More... Free Download
Once trees are planted and begin growing, damage from wildlife can threaten their quality. In this 8-page publication (PDF) we discuss how to identify and minimize loss and manage injury caused by wildlife to hardwoods. More... Free Download
The success of a hardwood restoration project starts with seedlings. This publication discusses the types of nursery operations, procurement and processing of seeds, sowing seeds and culturing seedlings. More... Free Download
Successful establishment of hardwood plantings requires planning, a commitment of time and resources, proper planting, maintenance, and protection. This publication provides information about seedling care and handling, More... Free Download
This publication focuses on planting hardwood trees that are valuable to wildlife. The publication covers the variety, size and location of trees and shrubs to plant. Also included is a chart with selected tree and shrub More... Free Download
Managing a forest may be overwhelming. This publication provides help that is available to you to help manage your forest in a sustainable manner. The publication offers contact information for organizations and programs More... Free Download
Forests protect and purify water. Forest soils act like a huge sponge, capturing and filtering amazing quantities of rainfall. They slow runoff, preventing soil erosion and the resulting stream and lake sedimentation. Th More... Free Download
A well-managed forest that is aesthetically appealing will add value to your investment. This publication offers advice for maintaining visual buffers and scenic views and how to develop the recreation potential in your More... Free Download
Most landowners may immediately think of timber when considering income opportunities from their woodland. However, there are many more possibilities. This publication highlights a few of the more popular alternative ent More... Free Download
A forest is more than just trees. It's a collection of hundreds or thousands of living things interacting with each other. This publication provides information on managing wildlife habitats, endangered species, the rol More... Free Download
This publication outlines the veneer manufacturing process and general markets of veneer. It also discusses the characteristics affecting the quality and value of sliced veneer as well as of standing trees and logs. I More... Free Download
This publication discusses control of water pollution resulting from forestry activities, which involves a combination of prevention and reduction measures. These measures are built into the interrelated activities of More... Free Download
This publication discusses financial maturity, which is a concept that provides the maximization of monetary returns from an investment in an appreciating asset (one increasing in value over time). It is also a guide t More... Free Download
Information in this publication covers the financial aspects, including projected costs and revenues, of a well-managed timber stand improvement program. It also provides methods for calculating projected costs and re More... Free Download
This report will present total tree oven-dry weights for small diameter hard and soft hardwoods. In addition, information is included on top weight data for sawlog size oak in Indiana and regional data for oak and othe More... Free Download