Indiana’s hardwood forests are one of our natural treasures. These woodlands are dynamic landscapes, richly diverse in their range of plant and animal life.

From young stands of poplar and aspen to towering old oak, walnut and beech trees, the largest expanses of forestland in Indiana are found in the southern part of the state. Central and northern Indiana still harbor magnificent forests as well. It is among those southern forestlands where the majority of our public forestlands are located.