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Wonder what types of trees are in your woods? Looking to promote wildlife? Interested in financial support to help care for your woods? Ways to reduce your taxes? How to pass on your land to future generations?

 

My Wisconsin Woods can answer these questions and more! Learn about our partners working together to help you or tell us what’s on your mind.

 

My Wisconsin Woods currently works with landowners who own woods in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.

 

The Driftless Area, sometimes referred to as the Paleozoic Plateau, is a unique region of the Upper Mississippi River Basin with a landscape that is rich with ecological and economic opportunities. The area was by- passed by the last continental glacier and has differential weathering and erosion that results in a steep, rugged landscape. The land, soils and ecosystems are diverse, and the area is home to hundreds of threatened and endangered state and federal animal and plant species. Many of the high quality rivers and cold water trout streams in the region are recognized on state and national levels for their economic and environmental importance. Read more from the Driftless Area Initiative.

 

The counties located in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin include: Buffalo, Crawford, Dane, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Richland, Sauk,  Trempealeau and Vernon.

 

Oak Wilt Season has Arrived

 Oak Wilt                     "Current                    Forester
We’ve partnered with My Minnesota Woods to keep you up-to-date on the current oak wilt risk status. Oak wilt fungus spreads two ways: below ground when infected roots connect with healthy roots (root grafts), and above ground by beetles that carry the fungus to healthy trees and infect open wounds. Watch for brown and dying leaves in mid-summer as this is a good indication that your woods might be infected with oak wilt. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) recommends not pruning, cutting or wounding oaks from April to July to avoid the spread of or introduction of oak wilt in your woods. If you suspect that you have oak wilt, contact your local DNR forester. For more information about oak wilt, contact us or download the Oak Wilt Management-What are the Options publication.