Oneida County Forestry Partners with the Arbor Day Foundation for Tree Planting Project
The Oneida County Forestry Department has been awarded a grant from the Arbor Day Foundation to cover the cost of seedlings to be planted on the Oneida County Forest.
The tree planting is located in the Town of Woodboro. Approximately 24,000 jack pine seedlings were planted on 24 acres which had previously been devoid of trees. An additional 2,000 red pine seedlings were planted adjacent to the Disc Golf Course at Almon Park.
The grant in the amount of $1,751 awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation is to cover the cost of purchasing the seedlings for these two projects.
The Oneida County Forest is comprised of approximately 82,000 acres. The forest is certified through the third party Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification program. This program ensures the forest is being managed on a sustainable basis. Approximately 2000 acres of forest is harvested yearly which provides an income to the County of approximately $1,200,000.
The forest is also managed for numerous recreational pursuits. This includes both motorized and non-motorized sports such as hunting, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing.
For more information about the Oneida County Forest please contact the forestry office at (715)369-6140.