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  • Planting Bareroot and Potted Fruit Trees

    MSU FBIC Jesse Randall discusses planting young bareroot and potted fruit trees at the station in the Upper Peninsula. Trees will provide fruit at the station and for wildlife. Follow the trees over the years as we bring you follow up videos on pruning, spraying etc.

  • Soybean Trial Buffer Video

    MSU FBIC has partnered with MSU UPREC to host a soybean variety trial. The 2019 trial will also include a paired outside the fence planting to show deer browse pressure.

  • GLBRC Deer Exclosure Construction

    6/27/2019 GLBRC deer exclosure construction on tree replanting areas. Field researchers take the day to work with MSI FBIC staff to exclude deer from trial areas.

  • Discussion of Food Plots in the UP of Michigan Initial Design and Layout

    Food plot layout and walk thru on the design and concept behind long term food plots. Join Jesse Randall (MSU FBIC) and Colter Lubben (MI DNR) on a walk and talk following a large scale salvage cut in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • 1st Snow

    The first snow of the year has fallen on the MSU FBIC station.

  • Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

    Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

  • Preparing Chestnut Cultivar Trial Area for Planting

    In Spring 2019, MSU FBIC will install a cultivar trial to test 18 cultivars of edible chestnuts for survival, growth, winter hardiness, and production capacity. Follow the series as we prepare, plant, and grow chestnuts at the Center. Video Shot and Produced by Antonio Sanchez.

  • Selective Removal of Ash in Future Maple Syrup Stand

    The 2019 MSU Forest Biomass Crew gets some chainsaw time in on ash trees that are dying from EAB and are in the way of the new Maple syrup mainline and tubing system.

  • Red Pine Harvest part 2

    Kile Zuidema returns to MSU's Dunbar Forest to check on and oversee the next portion of red pine to be removed from the sale area. These next pine to be harvested are massive and will make power transmission poles at Hydrolake. the mechanized harvesters at work are just awesome at safely handling these large trees.

  • DNR Food Plots

    Michigan DNR's Colter Lubben reviews several food plots of various ages so the viewers can see the natural progression of food plots in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. types of forage plantings are explained.

  • Installing Water Diversion Bars and Regarding Forest Logging Roads

    MSU FBIC personnel discuss and demonstrate regrading forest logging roads, and the practice of marking out and installing water bars to control erosion.

  • Overview of Michigan DNR Wildlife Food Plots

    Colter Luben with the Michigan DNR Wildlife unit out of Gladstone Michigan discusses DNR food plots. What to expect over the years as the food plots and soils evolve and age. What is commonly planted to develop soil profile and nutrients.

  • Planting Oak Trees Video

    FBIC Director Jesse Randall discusses planting oaks on a recently harvested blowdown site to promote reforestation and improve wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. proper planting techniques are shown, as is planting layout and design to maximize wildlife use.

  • Miscanthus Harvesting Spring 2019

    Spring 2019 harvest of dried Miscanthus stems which will be run in the hammer mill and then thru the pelletizer. Waste stream on the Station to a dense heat energy source. Video Shot and Produced by Antonio Sanchez.

  • Dunbar Red Pine Harvest Video

    MSU FBIC crew showcases the 2019 Dunbar harvest that occurred near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Harvesting is the first step in the process of providing telephone poles, saw timber, and pulp into the regional market. It is also the first step in regenerating the stand. These harvested areas will be evaluated for natural regeneration and replanted if needed.

  • Wire Fence Installation Video

    Installing secondary fence around two areas to protect research seedlings from deer.

  • LIddy Hound

    Resident Canine Truffle and Morel Expert

  • Mitchell Reger

    Forestry Technician
    906-786-1575

  • Antonio Sanchez

    FBIC Videographer
    sanch396@msu.edu
    9067861575

  • Kile Zuidema

    Forest Technician, U.P. Forestry Innovation Center
    zuidemak@msu.edu
    906-786-1575