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.
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.
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.
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.
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.