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Even though hardwood species dominate in the state, (including walnut, oak, maple, cherry, hickory and yellow-poplar), there are considerably large areas of natural and commercial pine forests across the state.
The Division of Forestry, as lead agency in a multiagency partnership, will arrange for a forester, wildlife biologist, other natural resources professional or all of the above to meet with you to help prepare a customized forest stewardship plan based on your goals and objectives for the property.
The Division of Forestry is responsible for fighting wild land fires on private lands and enforcing forest fire hazard seasons and other outdoor burning regulations
Urban forests are a valuable asset to the Commonwealth and they should be managed for their economic, environmental and social benefits
The Kentucky Division of Forestry operates two seedling nurseries for the purpose of planting on public and privately-owned land. The division is no longer taking orders for tree seedlings. We will begin accepting orders for the 2021 spring season in August.
The division owns and manages 10 state forests Big River, Green River, Pennyrile, Marrowbone, KY Ridge, Kentenia, Tygarts, Rolleigh Peterson, Knobs and Marion County - with a combined total of 47,677 acres.
We are committed to teaching Kentucky's youth about the importance of well-managed forestlands through educational programming made available for classroom presentation, career days, field days and other events.
The Kentucky Master Logger Program is an education program that teaches logging methods that benefit both industry and the forest.
To report a wildland fire arsonists, call the Target Arson Hotline number. To report a wildland fire, call your local division field office, fire department or 911.