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ForestIN is a five-year program to increase the state's tree canopy. Indiana DNR's Division of Forestry manages the program which started in 2020. The division provides seedlings, coordinates with non-profits, businesses and the general public for planting opportunities. Thus far, more than 220,200 trees have been added. Learn more about the types of trees and how they are being planted in this interactive story feature.

Plantings

  • 2021

    More than 197,400 trees planted. View map.

    • Covered Bridge State Forest
    • Greene-Sullivan State Forest
    • Harrison-Crawford State Forest
    • Hovey Lake Fish & Wildlife Area
    • Jackson-Washington State Forest
    • Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    • Prophetstown State Park
    • Ravinia Woods State Forest

    Species planted:

    • Black oak
    • Bur oak
    • Red oak
    • Swamp chestnut oak
    • Swamp white oak
    • White oak
    • Other: cherrybark oak, pecan, overcup oak, shagbark hickory
  • 2020

    More than 220,200 trees planted. View map.

    • Greene-Sullivan State Forest
    • Harrison-Crawford State Forest
    • Jackson Washington State Forest
    • Jasper-Pulaski Nursery
    • Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    • Mountain Tea State Forest
    • Ravinia Woods State Forest
    • Schools (third grade, statewide)
    • Salamonie River State Forest

    Species planted:

    • Bur oak
    • Red oak
    • Swamp chestnut oak
    • Swamp white oak
    • White oak
    • Other: black walnut, yellow popular, bald cypress
  • 2022

    Plantings

    PropertyAcresSpeciesTrees
    Ravinia State Forest 7 walnut, white, red oak & chinkapin oak 7,000
    Prophetstown SP 55 walnut, red and white oak 54,000
    Hovey Lake FWA  40 cherrybark oak, swamp chestnut & bur oak 40,000
    Greene-Sullivan SF  30 white, red and black oak 30,000
    Harrison-Crawford SF 10 black, white, and red oak 7,850
    Spring Creek Seeps NP 43 white and chinkapin oak 44,500
    Green-Sullivan SF Reclam. 10 oaks and walnut 8,000
    Jackson-Washington SF   10 upland and bottomland oaks 13,500
    Clark SF 10 red and white oak 6,700
    Clark SF (clearcut site) 10 white and black oak 4,350
    Summit Lake SP 12 red and white oaks and black walnut 12,000
    Third Grade Students    30,000

    Total

       257,900

    Replantings

    PropertyAcresSpeciesTrees
    Mountain Tea SF 16 walnut, swamp chestnut, cherrybark oak 16,000
    Yellowwood SF (Clif Bar) 5 walnut, red and white oak 5,000
    Total  

    21,000

    Dates and sites

    • April 14 – Ravinia State Forest, grade school students
    • April 20 - Morgan-Monroe SF, Huston Solar Group -- Carbon offset project (2,000 trees)
    • April 22 – Ravinia State Forest, Duke Energy employees, Indiana Duke president and First Lady
    • April 29 – Prophetstown SP, Purdue University students

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