Most of the township is covered by light to heavy woodland cover.
All it takes to lure the mature birds over to the neighbouring patch is a bit of woodland cover, water and food.
Humans have also destroyed woodland cover which they use for their habitat.
The woodland cover is very variable, being dependent on the soil and drainage.
The rising number of deer in the state also probably contributes to reducing the turtles' woodland cover.
There are small coniferous plantations, particularly around the reservoirs, but overall woodland cover is minimal.
Around 8 million trees have been planted, tripling the woodland cover from 6% to around 18%.
It plans an increase in total woodland cover of 71,000 hectares, of which 60,000 will be planted by the private sector.
Most fields are now abandoned causing an increase in woodland cover and these species have disappeared.
Today forests and woodland cover has decreased to 49,000 km2 or 24% of the total land area.