Indiana is one of the top 4 hardwood producing states in the U.S. We actually grow more trees here than what is lost due to natural disaster and harvesting. All of this is due to the work of the men and women of forestry.
On this Indiana Expeditions special, Forests At Work, Rick Crosslin investigates the way our forests are managed in Indiana. Partnering with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources' Division of Forestry, we take a look at the science behind our abundant renewable product, the tree. From the lab to the field, we see how a seedling with certain genetic traits can turn into a tree farm full of superior hardwood trees. We follow foresters into the Indiana woodlands to learn about management practices and how these practices are helping Indiana make a great forest recovery from the days of over harvesting. We learn that there are plenty of things we can do as citizens to help keep our trees around for decades to come. Whether it be an Urban Forest in the middle of a city or a protected state forest, the science of forestry keeps the trees we depend on for the very air we breathe growing in the Indiana landscape we admire every day. Join the expedition to see our Indiana Forests At Work.
This program was produced in partnership with the Indiana division of forestry and is made possible through the support of the Indiana Society of American Foresters, FedEx, The Indiana Hardwood Lumbermen's Association, The American Tree Farm System and Indiana Arborist Association.