Large oak tree
Photo of oak savanna by Joshua Mayer.

The mighty oak is a treasured part of our Wisconsin landscape, especially in southwestern part of the state.

But oak trees are in serious decline, and when they disappear so, too, do acorns – a critical food source for turkeys, deer, and other wildlife.

Oak trees also provide vital nest sites and shelter for birds like the rare red-headed woodpecker.

This is why My Wisconsin Woods is calling on landowners to help protect the future of oak by actively managing for oak communities such as oak savanna and oak woodland.

Below are links to information to help you get started. You may also want to sign up for our e-newsletter to get the latest news on oak management and oak-related events, including our oak management workshop.

How do I manage for oak?

What is oak wilt?

What programs and grants exist to help me protect oak?

What are other landowners doing for oak?