As Wisconsin’s Chief State Forester, a lot of Heather Berkland’s life revolves around trees.
“You got to love trees. Trees are really the answer to an overall healthy ecosystem,” said Berkland.
Berkland says forests are essential to the health of the environment and people.
“It filters pollutants, protects water quality, provides wildlife habitat,” she said.
Trees are also a key part of the state’s economy.