Oklahoma Forestry Services conducts survey on forestry type, health, in eight northeastern Oklahoma counties, part of statewide survey started in 2009

TULSA, Oklahoma , November 19, 2013 () – Oklahoma agency conducting survey on forestry type, health in northeastern Oklahoma counties

A state agency is conducting a survey this month on the type and the health of the forest landscape in eight northeastern Oklahoma counties.

Oklahoma Forestry Services workers will be collecting data on the amount of land under forest cover, the type of forests and tree species present, tree size, invasive species and forest health issues.

Foresters began the surveys in 2009 and collect details in all 77 counties in Oklahoma.

The analysis is conducted on randomly located plots across private, industrial and public lands and includes both forested and non-forested areas.

The agency says crews will be traveling in marked Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry vehicles and will be carrying proper identification with them.

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