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Forests at Work, An Indiana Expeditions Special
Forest Fire-Fighters
Sun rays shine though forest canopy

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.

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Factoid: Indiana's forests are Deciduous, which means most of the trees lose their leaves in the fall.

Forests at Work Program

  • The Forests at Work, Intro

    The Forests at Work, Intro
  • Show Open, What Is A Forest?

    Show Open, What Is A Forest?
  • Indiana Forest History Part I

    Indiana Forest History Part I
  • Indiana Forest History Part II

    Indiana Forest History Part II
  • Indiana's Forest Recovery

    Indiana's Forest Recovery
  • What is Forest Management?

    What is Forest Management?
  • The Woodling Tree Farm

    The Woodling Tree Farm
  • Werner Logging Harvest

    Werner Logging Harvest
  • Silviculture

    Silviculture
  • Forest Management Impact

    Forest Management Impact
  • Forest Research

    Forest Research
  • What Is a Nature Preserve?

    What Is a Nature Preserve?
  • Prescribed Burning

    Prescribed Burning
  • Urban Forests

    Urban Forests
  • Forestry Education Rossville High School

    Forestry Education Rossville High School
  • Project Learning Tree and Edgewood Intermediate

    Project Learning Tree and Edgewood Intermediate
  • Forest Products: Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Amos-Hill Veneer

    Forest Products: Indiana Hardwood Specialists, Amos-Hill Veneer
  • Wood Research Lab

    Wood Research Lab
  • What Can "You" Do With Trees?

    What Can You Do With Trees?
Trees in a city help remove pollutants from the air.

Bonus Video

  • Arbor Day Indiana State Museum 2011

    Arbor Day Indiana State Museum 2011
  • Crown Hill Arborist

    Crown Hill Arborist
  • Forest Fire Safety Gear

    Forest Fire Safety Gear
  • The Hoseman

    The Hoseman
  • Rare Plant Found at Post Oak Cedar Nature Preserve

    Rare plant found at Post Oak Cedar Nature Preserve
  • Right Tool For the Job

    Right Tool For the Job
  • Stump to Product Tour

    Stump to Product Tour
  • Tree Farm, Oak Regeneration Site

    Tree Farm, Oak Regeneration Site
  • War Paint - Behind the Scenes

    War Paint - Behind the Scenes

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.

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