For land to be certified by the Chief of the Division of Forestry as eligible for this program, it must consist of ten contiguous acres of forest trees, and be no less than 125 feet wide and accessible for management and meet the definition for the forest land specified in Rule1501 : 3-10-01of the Administrative Code:
"Forest Land" means land for which the primary purpose is growing, managing and harvesting of a forest crop of commercial species under accepted agricultural systems through natural or artificial reforestation methods and for which there is an approved forest management plan. The forest land shall consist of a stand or stands of commercial species for forest trees which contain at least fifty square feet of basal area or at least three hundred stems per acre which shall be evenly distributed throughout the stand."
For more information, please refer to 5713.22 of the Ohio Revised Code, or contact the Division of Forestry at (440) 632-5299, or the Auditor's Office at (419) 399-8205
Ohio Society of American Foresters
1933 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., #327
Columbus, OH 43229