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  • Wood chip heat

    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.

  • Forest with fog

    Is the "paperless project" really more environmentally friendly?

    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.

  • Spotted lanternfly adult

    Deny the spotted lanternfly

    Published on October 10, 2019

    Two things you can do to help keep the spotted lanternfly out of nurseries and landscapes.

  • Beleaf it or not logo

    Cool Tools

    Published on October 3, 2019

    Foresters have many clever and amazing tools at their disposal, but how many times have they been used to create music? Welcome the kids from Escanaba.

  • Oak leaves showing oak wilt symptoms

    Smart Gardening to prevent oak wilt

    Published on August 9, 2019

    Learn to recognize oak wilt and how to prevent and control this devastating disease. A timely response can mean the difference between losing one tree or many.

  • A machine picking up a pile of logs that were cut and bundled together.

    Getting the Wood Out

    Published on July 26, 2019

    Loggers and logging are essential to the success of our society and forest environments. Yet, like many occupations, most people are unaware of the of the job description and the people that spend their lives working in the field of logging.

  • a picture comparing a canopy of trees

    Doing the right thing

    Published on July 2, 2019

    Managing a forest is an exercise in both personal gain and providing benefits for many others, including a raft of wildlife species. Our forests require tending in order provide most of the goods and services that we expect.

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