Forest Health Threats

Forest Health Threats

Everyone wants a healthy forest but what exactly does this mean? In general, the idea of forest health takes into account ecological conditions of forests and woodland stands (age, growth, diversity, insect pests, diseases, invasive plants, wildlife attributes, aesthetics, resilience to disturbance), weighed against land management goals. But, it is important to keep in mind that definitions of what constitutes a healthy forest vary widely and can be different depending on where you are and what you want.

Click on one of the following topics to learn more about forest health threats.

Forest Health Field Day

Woodland Threat Alerts


Storm Damage


Timber Trespass and Theft

Invasive Plants


Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073