Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes, but did you know we have a forest of trees that are actually shaped like the state of Minnesota? The shape of this unique forest is only visible from the air. Created by DNR forest technician Bill Lockner, he cut down several thousand acres of stagnant Jack Pines in the early ‘90s to create this masterpiece. He used a compass and analog measurement tools to create the state of Minnesota outlined by other trees. In ’08 the trees had grown back to the point of losing their Minnesota definition. The DNR stepped in as it was time to cut Jack Pines again. This time they left the trees in place, creating the actual shape of Minnesota.