College of Agriculture

Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture, Department of Forestry

Kentucky Division of Forestry


From the Editors of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine


This issue focuses on storm damage to our woodlands, not immediately after the storm, but down the road years after the event. While the immediate effects of a storm are often quite obvious the long-term effects may not be. This information is important to ensure good management and we hope this issue helps those of you that have been unfortunate enough to be in the path of a bad storm.

Also included in this issue is an article on threatened and endangered species which has become a huge issue in Kentucky. It is hoped that the article on federally threatened and endangered species sheds light on the process of how species are listed and the potential impacts this has on management. This issue also contains our normal departments such as Test Your Knowledge, Kentucky's Champion Trees, Certification Corner, News to Use, and our research update focusing on elk research. Have a great summer and as always, we welcome your suggestions for future articles and we'll see you next issue.


Jeff Stringer,
University of Kentucky
Department of Forestry

Diana Olszowy,
Kentucky Division of Forestry

Promoting stewardship and sustainable management of Kentucky's non-industrial private forests.




On behalf of the University of Kentucky’s Department of Forestry and the Kentucky Division of Forestry, the editors of Kentucky Woodlands Magazine commend you for the effort you put forth to manage our woodlands, and we hope that this magazine will help make your efforts more rewarding.


Jeff Stringer

Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry


Diana Olszowy

Kentucky Division of Forestry


Billy Thomas

Associate Editor
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry

Renee' Williams
Assistant Editor
Advertising (print version) and Graphic Designer
Cooperative Extension Service, University of Kentucky, Department of Forestry


Magazine cover photos by Diana Olszowy,