Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Forest Management in the Hocking Hills

Forest management is the maintaining and management of
not only the trees in the forest, but the streams, habitat,
watersheds, and even the decaying trees or logs on the
forest floor. Managing our forests is not only important
to the wildlife, but to our future economy and way of life.
The Hocking Hills Parks and Forestry Division are
doing a wonderful job of management in the surrounding
parks. Fallen trees that have fallen due to winds or
winter weather conditions are cut from the paths
and then left to lay so that they will decay and add to
the ecosystem in the parks.
While visitors may think that the fallen trees laying
around is unsightly there is a purpose to their end
and will in the years to come aid and add new life to
the parks.
In the years of decay comes beauty which
I found in Conkle's Hollow State Park in the
Hocking Hills.


  1. Ahh, some truly foresty shots. When I built my garden I specifically brought in fallen trees and tree roots to use as structures instead of the normal hardscapes for this very reason. "Eco-scaping" I suppose. Nature has a way of making things beautiful when we aren't looking.

  2. Love the fungus on the tree bark. I've seen that one or two times here when I'm out hiking, but since we are so dry, we only see it during our wet season.


  3. LeSan, what a wonderful idea. I love to see old drift wood in the garden too.

    Thanks Helen!

    Kay the different textures fascinates me.

  4. great photographic series!! i'm totally captivated by all the varieties of moss and mushrooms that cover my woods. always great photo fodder :)
    thanks so much for stopping by my blog. i'm excited to have found yours!


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