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  • Even if you didn't pack it in, please pack it out

    Article

    Published on July 31, 2017
    Picking up and properly disposing of trash can be your good deed for the day.

  • Why forest management?

    Article

    Published on July 9, 2014
    Managing a woodland opens a door to lifelong enjoyment and satisfaction. Working with professional advisors can unlock that potential.

  • What’s up with the trees?

    Article

    Published on July 7, 2015
    Forest owners can help diagnose pests in their woodlands by collecting some basic information for forest health experts and, if necessary, providing useful samples.

  • Successfully selecting a logger

    Article

    Published on July 3, 2012
    A timber sale is usually a once or twice in a lifetime event. Obtaining a satisfying result is possible with assistance, investigation and adequate planning.

  • Advance of the adelgids: A possible threat to Michigan forests

    Article

    Published on December 5, 2012
    Two potential insects are just some in a long line of exotics pests and diseases that have serious effects that could cause great damage to Michigan forests and economy.

  • Data shows that Michigan harvests a lot of wood but grows even more

    Article

    Published on March 5, 2012
    Collecting data on Michigan's wood growth and harvest is important as the state's forests are worth billions as well as value in environmental terms.

  • Dormant forests

    Article

    Published on November 12, 2015
    One of the best tools to maintain forest health is knowledge. More “eyes” in the forest serves to help catch exotic invaders early and increases the chances of successful eradication.

  • Seek forestry expertise when selling timber

    Article

    Published on June 14, 2012
    Michigan forest landowners should hire a private, consulting forester to plan and administer a timber sale on their property when they are ready to harvest timber.

  • It pays to plan ahead when selling timber -- Part 1

    Article

    Published on January 2, 2013
    Selling timber from your forest land can be a stressful experience. In this two-part series from MSU Extension, tips for planning and conducting a commercial timber sale in your woodland will be discussed.

  • It pays to plan ahead when selling timber -- Part 2

    Article

    Published on January 2, 2013
    Selling timber from your forest land can be a stressful experience. In the second part of this two-part series, Michigan State University Extension offers the following tips for planning and conducting a successful commercial timber sale in your woodland.

  • It is OK to cut trees!

    Article

    Published on June 6, 2014
    The common perception that cutting trees causes negative consequences is not supported by science when the harvest is done consistently with sustainable forestry practices.

  • Among the trees

    Article

    Published on November 4, 2013
    There are many plant forms living among the trees. Learning about these denizens can add greatly to forest appreciation.

  • Know your forest numbers

    Article

    Published on April 3, 2012
    Forest contribute to Michigan's economy, lifestyle and environment quality. Learn the features that show the depth of forests' contribution.

  • Keeping forests

    Article

    Published on March 21, 2014
    Maintaining forests has a wide range of benefits to society and the environment. Human preferences and market choices can have unintended consequences to our forest resource.

  • Register now to attend the Eyes on the Forest and Woodland Stewardship Workshop during ANR Week

    Article

    Published on February 29, 2016
    Don’t miss this full day workshop that will provide training on how to monitor sentinel trees for invasive exotic forest insects and provide you with all you need know about best forest management practices for a variety of different forest types.

  • In the aftermath of oak wilt

    Article

    Published on January 8, 2013
    Oak wilt is a common disease that decimates oak woodlands, but it's not the end of the forest. Perhaps, it's a set of opportunities for a whole new forest type?

  • Invasive insects: the Asian Long-horned Beetle

    Article

    Published on October 31, 2012
    The Asian Long-horned beetle is an exotic insect that could cause great damage to Michigan forests and economy. Yet, it’s just one in a long line of exotics pests and diseases that have serious effects.

  • Harvest readiness

    Article

    Published on May 23, 2016
    Timber harvest provides an essential set of raw materials to society. Tree selection, timing, practices, and purpose behind harvesting are critical elements in forest sustainability. But, when is a forest ready for harvest?

  • Free workshops in north-central Michigan focus on managing and marketing your woodlot

    Article

    Published on February 11, 2016
    If you own a small track of forested land or are a farmer with a small woodlot, these workshops will provide you current information about forest health, woodlot management and the details of having a timber sale.

  • Food chains

    Article

    Published on April 11, 2016
    We can’t always see important structures that underpin our society and economy. Taking jargon from basic ecology, producers and consumers, forestry would stake territory among the producers, where it’s not always pretty, but it’s essential.

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