Woodland/forest communities include landscapes dominated by trees with an average canopy cover of greater than 50 percent. These ecosystems once dominated much of Lake County. Within this class there are four community types: upland forest, floodplain forest, flatwoods, and woodlands. Of the forested communities, woodlands are of the highest conservation concern. Regionally, 17 percent of the original oak ecosystems remain, and these communities are highly variable across the region.
There are an estimated 25,000 acres that could be restored to woodland/forest in Lake County.