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and importance. Forest monitoring and long-term projections indicate
problems in maintaining high-quality white oak regeneration.
To protect and enhance American white oak, we need to work together -
thinking, planning and acting - to avoid a crisis. Landowners and forest
managers need help to actively manage our oak forests and restore their
health by removing competing tree species, preventing diseases and
invasives and creating openings for this sun-loving tree to flourish. Without
coordinated and sustained action, these forests will continue to shrink,
and we will be faced with meaningful reductions in white oak forests and
timber supplies.
A challenge of this size requires addressing all lands, including private
forests owned by families and individuals who care for large portions of
our white oak dominated forests. There are currently more than 65,000
tree farmers in a 17-state white oak Landscape Scale Restoration project
area. This network will be vital to help support and achieve on-the-ground
conservation activity.
The White Oak Initiative
The White Oak Initiative, administered by American Forest Foundation's
Midwest Director Jordy Jordahl, plays a vital role in species reestablishment. The White Oak Initiative is a diverse group of
universities, state and federal agencies, private landowners,
conservation organizations, trade associations and forest
industries including wine/spirits, flooring, cooperage and
timber. The group is committed to ensuring the long-term

WHITE OAK CHALLENGES
* Lack of active forest management, leading to dense low-quality
stands - shading the oak seedlings and preventing the growth of
quality trees and the regeneration of new oak trees.
* Widespread invasive species and disease.
* Changing climate conditions affecting oak growth and regeneration.
* Marginalization and fragmentation of forest land.
* Lack of recognition of long-term threats to oak forests.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Winter 2019

OVERSTORY
FORESTS AND FAMILIES
FOREST INTERACTIONS Seedlings
2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
Giving Back for the Forests of Tomorrow
Policies And Partnerships Go Hand In Hand For Strong Forests
TOOLS AND RESOURCES
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - FOREST INTERACTIONS Seedlings
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - 2019 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - Giving Back for the Forests of Tomorrow
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Woodland - Winter 2019 - Policies And Partnerships Go Hand In Hand For Strong Forests
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