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  • Charcoal rot of fir and spruce

    Published on April 28, 2006

  • Bugs of summer

    Published on July 5, 2017
    Forest pests enjoy the summer growing season as much as the trees and the wildlife that rear their young. People may notice some of these pests during vacations or, perhaps, on their own woodlands.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Canker diseases on shade and forest trees: Part 2

    Published on January 26, 2017
    How Michigan residents can help be on the lookout for some of these types of canker diseases and other types of tree problems.

  • Trees have evolved to adapt to disturbance and site condition for success in regeneration

    Published on June 4, 2018
    Part 1: Disturbances like wildfire or windstorms that destroy many trees also create conditions to which native trees have developed adaptions for successful regeneration.

  • Exotic invasive pests may be more newsworthy, but native pests can also be the cause of damage

    Published on December 28, 2017
    With so much focus on exotic pests when they move into our forest resources, there is a tendency to overlook damage from native species, such as the sugar maple borer.

  • Shagbark hickory: Another tasty local nut

    Published on November 11, 2013
    Black walnuts are not the only edible nut meats found in southern Michigan.

  • Forest ecosystem more than just trees

    Published on May 12, 2013
    The spring season is an excellent time to venture into Michigan’s vast forestlands to enjoy many of the plants, wildlife, mushrooms and other elements of a forest ecosystem.

  • Play in the dirt!

    Published on May 14, 2015
    Know how to check your soil texture when planting trees.

  • North American wildlife model

    Published on February 14, 2014
    The model was centered on hunting as a management tool and, by extension, largely directed towards game species.

  • Facing the Facts

    Published on September 5, 2019
    Almost everybody likes quick facts. Consider some of the following forest factoids. For more information about Michigan forests, visit the Michigan Forests Forever website.

  • Forestry provides long-term gain: Part 1

    Published on August 20, 2014
    Maximize the Return on Your Forest Management Investment

  • Sapsucker feeding habits benefit overall forest ecology

    Published on August 3, 2012
    Although looked at as damaging by some, sapsucker injuries to trees are used to the benefit migratory birds and several other wildlife species with little negative effect on tree health.

  • Seven questions that can help forest landowners clarify their goals

    Published on May 15, 2013
    Having clear goals for your forested land is critical in developing a forest management plan for your property. It’s easier to define those goals by answering a few simple questions.

  • Food chains

    Published on December 2, 2015
    Natural resources provide all the material goods that we use. Forests provide wood, a renewable resource with minimal negative environment impacts when harvested in sustainable ways. Wood products use far less energy, emit far less carbon.

  • Forest management – Plan ahead in the winter season

    Published on February 7, 2013
    The winter season is a good time to think about making plans for your woodland. In addition to small projects, take time to think about long-term goals for your woodland as a first step in developing a meaningful plan for your property.

  • Michigan energy use to produce electricity

    Published on April 1, 2011
    Michigan uses several energy sources to produce electricity, but a more diverse range of sources is likely.

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