• Photograph of trees courtesy of MSU Today

    MSU lands nearly $1 million in grants to fight invasive species

    Published on March 2, 2017

    MSU professor Deb McCullough, MSU assistant professor Monique Sakalidis and Amos Ziegler of the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network received nearly $1 million in grants to help prevent and control invasive species in Michigan.

  • Bryan Droscha drills a hole an inch and a half into a maple tree. (Robert Killips | Lansing State Journal)

    Will the warm weather impact maple syrup production?

    Published on February 27, 2017

    "It's that cycling back and forth that really causes the sap to run," said Bert Cregg, an associate professor of Forestry and Horticulture at MSU. "That normally happens in March and early April."

  • Oak wilt will turn red oak leaves into a dull green or brown. Heavy defoliation accompanies leaf wilting and discoloration.

    Grant awarded for research on oak wilt

    Published on January 20, 2017

    MSU Forestry faculty Monique Sakalidis, Deborah McCullough and Bert Cregg, along with Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Academic Specialist Jan Byrne, have been awarded a Michigan Invasive Species Grant to study oak wilt.

  • MSU student opportunity: student research assistants

    Published on January 16, 2017

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with multiple industry partners, is seeking two highly motivated green bioproducts student research assistants for Spring and Summer of 2017.

  • MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt, left, presents the keys to Debra Levantrosser on January 6.

    MSU alumna plans to live in Sparty's Cabin

    Published on January 9, 2017

    Sparty's Cabin has a new owner. Michigan State University alumna Debra Levantrosser is the new owner of the tiny house hand-built by students.

  • Dr. Emily Huff is an assistant professor in human dimensions of forestry at MSU

    Grant awarded from the International Society of Arboriculture

    Published on December 15, 2016

    Dr. Emily Huff, in collaboration with USDA Forest Service colleagues Michelle Johnson, Lara Roman, Lindsay Campbell, Nancy Sonti, and Clara Pregitzer was awarded a contract to write a literature review on Resilience in Urban Forestry.

  • A child drew a watermelon slice, which was inspired by the book, “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli.

    Watermelons, snakes and Christmas trees

    Published on December 9, 2016

    How do watermelons, teapots, snakes and some very hungry caterpillars end up on Christmas trees? It’s the result of a partnership between the MSU Department of Horticulture, the Department of Forestry and about 450 elementary schoolers.

  • A dead Christmas tree seedling at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass. BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES

    Christmas trees are dying from drought

    Published on December 5, 2016

    As large parts of the U.S. suffer months of unusually dry weather, MSU Department of Horticulture and Forestry Associate Professor Bert Cregg says the outlook might not be so bleak.

  • Portrait of author Lauren Cooper

    Unleashing trees in the battle against climate change

    Published on November 23, 2016

    While global forest loss has environmental implications, sustainably managed working forests can provide impressive climate benefits in both carbon sequestration and long-term carbon storage.

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