• The American Tree Farm System awards Mike Smalligan with the 2017 National Leadership Award.

    Forestry alumnus wins national leadership award

    Published on March 16, 2017

    The American Tree Farm System recognized Mike Smalligan, a graduate of the MSU Department of Forestry (MS, 2007) and forester for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), with its 2017 National Leadership Award

  • From left Alex Gust, Dan Brown, Lauren Lucas and Lauren Cooper present at the 2017 ANR Week Luncheon.

    ANR Week

    Published on March 7, 2017

    The MSU Department of Forestry Forest Carbon and Climate Program and MSU Shadows Collection presented at the 2017 College of Agriculture and Natural Resources ANR Week.

  • 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 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.