The Hardwood Forestry Fund has awarded funding to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry to create an educational site to introduce people to enrichment plantings of oak species when a group of trees is presenting challenges regenerating by traditional methods.

The site is located in the Harrison-Crawford State Forest, which contains more than 26,000 acres in the central and southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River.

The state forest includes camping sites as well as group accommodations, hiking trails, and nature programs. The office for the state forest is located in Corydon, Indiana. More information on the forest can be found at https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/4826.htm

The planting site was an old oil field, which was planted to pine and subsequently clear cut. Site productivity is now 80-90 oak site index, and walnut will be planted in areas supportive of species growth. Regeneration will be to red maple, aspen, sassafras, and yellow poplar. See www.HardwoodFund.org

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