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  • 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.

  • Getting the public involved in tracking and reporting on invasive species

    Published on August 14, 2015
    Michigan State University research scientists and Extension educators are teaming up to alert Michigan residents to potentially damaging invasive forest pests.

  • How do trees survive in the winter?

    Published on March 9, 2013
    Adaptations allow Michigan trees to survive cold winter season.

  • Campfire safety

    Published on August 26, 2015
    Tips to help ensure your late summer campfire is safe and enjoyable.

  • Why forest management?

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

  • Forestry Conference

    Published on February 14, 2018
    The fourteenth annual Sustainable Forestry Conference will be held on April 19 in Florence, Wisconsin. All interested in forestry are invited to attend.

  • Are you sure you need to cut it down?

    Published on October 5, 2015
    Avoid falling victim to black walnut tree removal scams.

  • Is that a big forsythia?

    Published on March 15, 2018
    Witch hazel is the earliest and latest blooming tree of the year.

  • The important role of photosynthesis

    Published on April 9, 2013
    Photosynthesis is not just about oxygen production it is also about energy production.

  • Tips on tree and shrub pruning

    Published on August 10, 2012
    When it comes time to pruning a tree or shrub, knowing a few basic techniques about how to prune can help maintain a pleasing shape and protect your investment in your plant.

  • Timber harvest methods

    Published on September 4, 2014
    Forests require disturbance to regenerate. How, what, when and why can be management decisions with a purpose, or they can be subject to random natural events.

  • Learn what is safe and legal to burn outdoors

    Published on April 10, 2012
    Michigan residents are urged to exercise caution when burning outdoors and to make sure that when and what they are burning complies with state laws and local ordinances.

  • Finding Seedlings

    Published on January 22, 2018
    Winter is time to buy tree seedlings and wildlife shrubs from Conservation Districts, the most available suppliers in Michigan.

  • Making the most out of a few trees

    Published on July 13, 2017
    Not sure what to do with that wood? Finding a portable sawmill may offer opportunities to salvage lumber for small or artisan projects.

  • Conservation in question

    Published on June 6, 2014
    Use of natural resources is essential to our survival. Every material element in our lives was processed from natural raw materials. Managing those resources contributes much to our quality of life.

  • Tree cutting

    Published on October 17, 2014
    For decades, forestry outreach has been trying to encourage private forest owners to manage their forestlands.

  • Understand wildfire hazards in Michigan

    Published on June 5, 2012
    The type of forest most susceptible to wild fire in is jack pine, where the majority of major Michigan fires have occurred over the past few decades.

  • There’s a woodland in your backyard

    Published on July 18, 2016
    Join the Michigan Forest Association and partners in learning about Michigan’s urban and suburban forests.

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