Forests in Ohio are diverse, with 99 different tree species documented. This field guide covers 69 of the species you are most likely to encounter across the state. We hope that this guide will help you appreciate this incredible part of Ohio’s natural resources.
Trees are a magnificent living resource. They provide shade, beauty, clean air and water, good soil, as well as shelter and food for wildlife. They also provide us with products we use every day, from firewood, lumber, and paper, to food items such as walnuts and maple syrup. The forest products industry generates $26.3 billion in economic activity in Ohio; however, trees contribute to much more than our economic well-being.
The more we learn about trees, the more we can understand, protect, and enjoy them.