Click the links below to read about Minnesota’s different forest types.
This section contains information about some of the most common forest types in Minnesota. This information originally appeared in the Extension publication called “Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners.”
Each forest type page includes information about products & uses, growing conditions, silviculture, management, regeneration, and pest concerns.
There are many different ways to classify and describe forest types. The type descriptions below were chosen for their familiarity to most woodland owners. This is not a perfect set, and advanced woodland owners and professionals may also want to familiarize themselves with systems like the Minnesota DNR’s Ecological Classification System.