Addressing Phomopsis on blue spruce
Researchers at W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying the Phomopsis fungus and its devastating effects on Colorado Blue Spruce. Phomopsis is a disease of the branches, resulting in a loss of needles.
Exotic pest trapping
Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying potentially harmful insects that may colonize pine tree, shedding light on the types of insect communities associated with pines, spruce and hardwood trees.
Supporting Michigan's maple syrup industry
Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are working to improve sap sugar content in sugar maple trees. Identifying high-sugar planting stock will help Michigan maple syrup producers be more competitive in the marketplace.
Advancing biomass collection processes
Researchers from the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest have paired up with the U.S. Forest Service to improve national biomass equations used to manage forest ecosystems and health.
Finding new sources of ornamental conifers
At the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest, researchers are conducting a true fir test. The focus is on new conifers for Michigan's landscape.
Using lures to combat Emerald Ash Borer
Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are using purple panel detection traps in order to test various lures and chemicals that mimic ash trees.