Fred Russ Forest: An overview
The Fred Russ Forest is a 44 acre hardwood study area with four treatments: a control plot, shelterwood, clear cut and group cut harvest.
Mapping forest structure
Researchers at Fred Russ Forest are using a tree mapping system to map the locations of trees, measure size and record data in the field computer.
Long-term management of hardwood trees
Michigan State University researchers from Fred Russ Forest and the MSU forestry department is running several long-term studies to investigate silvicultural practices that result in the regeneration of the Oak species.
Supporting Michigan's Christmas tree industry
In response to producers' demands, scientists at Fred Russ Forest are producing high-quality, commercial volumes of Scotch Pine seeds for Christmas Tree growers in the state.
Forestry course teaches sustainable management
MSU students learn how to manage and harvest northern hardwood forests as part of a capstone course taught at Fred Russ Forest.