Woodland Acres Increase Calls for Landowner Caution
Woodland areas in Kansas have had a significant increase over the years, which has yielded many benefits. According to Bob Atchison, Kansas State University forester with the Kansas Forest Service, these benefits include cleaner air, wildlife habitat, improved water quality and economic gains for the state. With the advantages that increasing woodlands areas bring, forests may be at danger without appropriate woodland care. Because 95 percent of the forests in Kansas are privately owned, Atchison urges for people to become self-educated on woodland care.