Trees & Plants

metallic, emerald-green beetle on ash leaf

Invasive tree pests are insects and diseases that are not native to Missouri.

timber management

Want to improve your woodlot management or timber yields? Get our help.

Tree Planting

From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.

Champion Bur Oak Tree near McBaine, Mo.

Everyone is invited to join the search for Missouri's champion trees. There are many unreported giants just waiting to be discovered.

In This Section

Tree Seedlings

Use native trees and shrubs to improve wildlife habitat and soil and water conservation on your land. Order seedlings from Missouri's state forest nursery and browse planting tips.

Problem Plant Control

Learn how to control invasive and nuisance trees and plants on your property. 

Diseases & Pests

A variety of diseases and pests can affect the health of your trees. Learn about existing threats to your trees.

Tree Care

From tree selection and planting to pruning guidelines, this section covers everything you need to know to take care of your backyard trees.

Forest Care

Read news on professional forest managment and find professionals to help with your timber stand. 

Timber Sales

See the latest trends on timber sales.

Native Plant Restoration

Find out how to restore native plants and landscapes on your property.

Missouri State Champion Trees

There is something about a big tree that commands interest, respect and a certain amount of awe. Trees are the largest and oldest living organisms. This page details the requirements for a Missouri State Champion Tree.

Governor's Mansion Christmas Tree Search

We're searching the state for a suitable evergreen to light up the Governor's mansion lawn this holiday season. Send your entry by Sept. 30.