Since the turn of the century those people in Iowa who have an interest in forestry have been attempting to show that planting trees, caring for them, and managing woodlots for useful products pays dividends. In the Tall Corn State where the woodland area is estimated to be 6.37% of the total land area, the income from woodlands is reported by the farmers themselves in the census records to be less than 1% of the total farm income. It is small wonder that interest in forestry sometimes lags.
Duerr, William A.
"Woodlots in the Tall Corn State,"
Ames Forester: Vol. 37
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/amesforester/vol37/iss1/7