Your Trees and Woods

Browse topics that help you care for your trees and woods and maximize your timber harvests.

Backyard Tree Care

From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.

Forest Management for Missouri Landowners

Download guidelines for assessing your Missouri woodlot’s present condition and creating and maintaining a healthy forest that meets your objectives.

Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree Search

We're searching the state for a suitable evergreen to light up the Governor's mansion lawn this holiday season. Send your entry by Sept. 30.

Protect Trees During Construction

Save the beauty and investment in your Missouri property by managing your building area to protect trees. Color diagrams and a checklist show you how.

Timber Stand Improvement

Download this illustrated, two-color, eight-page guide to learn how to improve your woodlot by cutting firewood.

Tree Diseases and Pests

Protect your Missouri woods, wildlife habitat and crops. Learn to identify and control or report common tree diseases and pests.

Timber Management and Harvest

Find best practices and help for managing, harvesting and protecting your Missouri timber and woodlands.