Nestled in a suburban environment, the forest offers a quiet respite to all visitors. From the first founding land gift in 1916 from Judge Rose of the Poland Manor Community Co. consisting of 50 acres along the lowlands and known as the Poland Manor Park, to Mrs. Butlers’ 1931 land gift of 150 acres of primarily pasture and tillable land, to more recent acquisitions, the goal has been to develop, maintain and preserve the forest in its natural state so far as possible and as a recreational/educational asset for the community. The forest was officially created by Village Council ordinance on 1938 combining old growth wet lands along Yellow Creek with the pastures and tillable land to the north and west. The forest you now see was created by the first Forest Board through harvesting of timber and using proceeds to plant thousands of native trees, laying out trails, and building infrastructure for public use.
James Brammer, Tree Commissioner
Christopher Graff, Council
B. J. Sulka
Elinor Zedaker, Chair
Ohio State Forester
The Forest Board meets at 7:00pm on the 4th Tuesday of the Month at Poland Village Hall. Public welcome.