Published on January 22, 2020
Forest visitors may see trees marked with different colors of paint and cryptic numbers and letters. In most cases, that paint represents timber sale contract specifications.
Published on January 14, 2020
There are many factors that play a role in determining what can be done with newly purchased or inherited land from location to acreage to current use.
Published on January 10, 2020
Next to deer, birds are probably the most popular group of forest wildlife. At least half of Michigan’s 300 bird species use forests to meet their habitat requirements.
Published on November 19, 2019
Part of the reason Michigan’s Commercial Forest Program is to increase the amount of land available for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Users of these forestlands should be aware of their rights and limitations.
Published on November 12, 2019
As older boilers reach replacement age, it’s well worth considering systems that burn renewable and cost-competitive wood chips. Michigan is well-poised to expand this very environmentally-friendly heating fuel.
Published on October 25, 2019
The environmental impacts of items that we use every day can be difficult to fully understand. Protocols exist to assess a “cradle to grave” life cycle of any product, but not everything has been put to this sort of intense examination.
Published on September 12, 2019
High quality sites are described by certain soil properties, particularly soils that are nutrient-rich and well-drained. The retreating glaciers left us with a generous mix of landforms and young soil compositions.