Reforestation is the natural or intentional restocking of existing forests and woodlands that have been depleted, usually through deforestation.
Reforestation is an element of a land stewardship ethic that includes growing, nurturing, and harvesting trees to meet specified resource objectives while conserving soil, air, and water quality in harmony with other resource management concerns. Reforestation following harvest or revegetating areas denuded by catastrophic fire or other natural disaster is often important to ensuring forest sustainability; it is a top priority for national forest management.
Are you interested in the trees on or near your property? Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has a multitude of information and even assistance programs to guide you. Visit their Landowner Assistance page to learn more. The service forester for Area 12/Warren County is Pat Migliozzi, click HERE for his contact information and office hours. In addition, there is a nice publication that contains education information on managing and protecting Ohio's forest, wildlife and water resources. Subscribe HERE.