• What’s all the excitement about cicadas?

    Published on May 28, 2020
    After spending many years underground, these insects have a coordinated emergence and a loud song that can’t be ignored.

  • MSU researchers receive $500k grant to study use of pine plantations to promote oak forests

    Published on April 29, 2020
    A grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will allow Michigan State University (MSU) researchers to understand why oak species regenerate well under red pine plantations.

  • Standing dead trees

    Published on April 16, 2020
    Michigan has large volumes of standing dead trees. The distribution varies among species, sizes, and geographically around the state. These stories speak volumes about how these resources are valued.

  • New podcast on forest invaders and the researchers who aim to stop them

    Published on April 15, 2020
    Produced by the USDA and supported by MSU Entomology, the first season of Forestcast features scientists and their work with the most damaging forest insects in the Northeast and Midwest.

  • Worried about oak wilt?

    Published on April 6, 2020
    Remember the no prune dates of April 15 – July 15 to reduce the chance of oak wilt infection and spread.

  • Signature Trees Species

    Published on March 16, 2020
    Forest types are largely defined by the dominant tree species within the canopy of a stand. However, the under-story regeneration often varies, sometimes suggesting long-term forest type changes.

  • The forest standard time

    Published on March 2, 2020
    Tree growth and forest growth possess an element of time. Humans are often faster-paced and place more emphasis on short-term perceptions. This asynchrony masks a range of benefits.

  • Forestry Graduate Student Spotlight – Antoinette Shirley

    Published on March 1, 2020
    Graduate Student Antoinette Shirley shares her experience working with wildlife and habitat in the Navajo Nation and her interests in Indigenous forestry.

  • Forestry Student Spotlight – Jared Shaffer

    Published on March 1, 2020
    Jared Shaffer earns the undergraduate student spotlight as a Wildland Firefighter in Oregon and Alaska.