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  • Trees avoid damage from freezing temperatures: Part 2

    Published on October 30, 2014
    The science behind how trees prepare for the cold winter months with chemical changes.

  • Exotic forest plants

    Published on August 19, 2014
    Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.

  • Wildfire poses risk of loss to homes and communities

    Published on February 15, 2012
    A migration of homeowners from urban areas to locations adjacent to or in close proximity to wildlands is increasing the risk of loss of homes from wildfires. Understanding how wildfires pose a threat to homes can help owners and communities reduce the ri

  • Autumn leaf discoloration

    Published on September 15, 2017
    Broad-leaved trees often host late season leaf discoloration. The cooler and wetter growing season favors the growth of common leaf fungi.

  • Spring is a good time to take a close look at your woods

    Published on May 5, 2016
    Many people like to walk through the woods during the spring looking for Morel mushrooms or spring wildflowers. Take this opportunity to take a closer look for any signs of invasive pest problems.

  • The “dirt” about earthworms

    Published on November 14, 2013
    Although earthworms are beneficial in gardens and agricultural fields, they are harmful to Michigan’s forests where they are an invasive species.

  • Exotic forest diseases

    Published on August 8, 2014
    Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.

  • Exotic forest insects

    Published on August 8, 2014
    Exotic pests are one of the more serious threats to forest health. While few exotics pose serious challenges, there are some insects, diseases, and plants that do. Eradication is possible if small infestations can be detected early.

  • Does zoning contribute to forest parcelization? – Part 1

    Published on November 27, 2012
    Michigan forestry professionals recently met to discuss current causes and research about forest fragmentation. Zoning is one of the factors that can influence this issue, both negatively and positively.

  • Evidence of glaciation is everywhere in Michigan

    Published on February 18, 2015
    Save the date! To learn more about how glaciers helped to form Michigan’s soils and landscape features.

  • Climate change projections along with expanding invasive pest ranges pose a serious threat to forest

    Published on November 17, 2015
    Assessing the climates impact on natural resources indicates warming temperatures will have impacts on our region’s forest resources. Beneficial longer growing seasons come with new invasive pest species which threaten the health of the forest.

  • Alien observations

    Published on December 5, 2014
    A slowly degrading quality of life and sense of place may not be perceived by those who cannot read the landscape and see the signs.

  • Why am I seeing so many areas of dead trees around the state?

    Published on July 5, 2016
    Invasive pest species along with several other environmental and human factors are contributing to the decline of our forest and urban tree resources in Michigan.

  • Early detection is vital for success in combating invasive pests

    Published on November 8, 2016
    Once established on a widespread scale, hope for eradication of unwanted invasive pests is unlikely. Early detection, teamed with a rapid, efficient response, is our best hope to reduce damage caused by these unwanted pests.

  • Make sure you minimize your tax liability after sale of timber

    Published on March 5, 2012
    Hiring a tax preparer who knows the tax treatment of timber sales could save forest owners a lot of money in the long run.

  • Charcoal rot of fir and spruce

    Published on April 28, 2006

  • Meet the maple nemesis: The Asian long-horned beetle

    Published on June 17, 2015
    The Asian long-horned beetle has the potential to inflict forest damage in epic proportions.

  • Michigan biofuels replace gasoline

    Published on April 1, 2011
    Producing millions of gallons of gasoline replacement has put Michigan on the right path to becoming a global supplier and supporting its own energy needs.

  • August is tree check month

    Published on August 19, 2014
    Follow these five steps to spot the Asian longhorn beetle before it spots your trees!

  • Wood energy revisited

    Published on April 13, 2015
    Following a cold winter, now might be the time to consider heating with wood. Wood heat technology goes far beyond the common smoke-belching outdoor burners. It is an efficient, dependable, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

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