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What is a Forester?

The dictionary defines a forester “as an individual who practices the science and art of managing forests.”  A professional forester will typically have a bachelor’s degree from a school accredited by the Society of American Foresters such as Purdue University.  … Continue reading

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Ginseng

Ginseng is a small, perennial plant and is found throughout North American and eastern Asia. It is recognized by its distinctive cluster of bright red berries that sits in the center of several leafy stems. Ginseng needs well-drained soils and … Continue reading

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The Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is the largest owl found in Indiana. A mature owl will grow up to 1 ½ to 2 feet tall with a wingspan from 3 to 5 feet across. Their name originates due to their long, … Continue reading

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Black Walnut

From early settlement through today Walnut has been the premier Midwestern hardwood.  Typically the most valuable tree in a woods, Walnut’s rich brown heartwood and pleasing grain pattern isn’t only desired in the United States but around the world.  This … Continue reading

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Kentucky Coffeetree

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) is a rare tree species in the woods of Indiana. It is most often found in small patches on limestone outcroppings and bottomland soils, and has scaly, irregular, light-gray bark that curls up slightly at the edges. The … Continue reading

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The Eastern Box Turtle

Woodland owners have the privilege of discovering the many fascinating animals that live here in the Midwest. One such species is the Eastern Box Turtle. Box turtles are categorized as the “Land Turtles.” They are commonly found throughout deciduous forests. … Continue reading

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