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  • How do trees survive in the winter?

    Article

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

  • Low-grade wood

    Article

    Published on January 31, 2018
    Much of the Michigan forest consists of low-grade trees which are usually selected for harvest to improve the forest for a variety of reasons. However, without markets for low quality wood, forests will suffer.

  • Help wildlife by encouraging conifers in forest stands

    Article

    Published on December 23, 2014
    Maintaining stands, clumps or even single conifer trees on forested ownerships provides shelter and food sources for a wide variety of wildlife.

  • Forestry Conference

    Article

    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.

  • Trees and drought

    Article

    Published on April 14, 2015
    As Michigan’s climate continues to change, summer drought frequency is expected to increase in length and severity. Added stress to trees and forests will be part of a new environmental dynamic that will likely result in forest change.

  • Ten forest myths

    Article

    Published on April 2, 2018
    Forests, forestry and the forest industry are among the most environmentally friendly of human activities, contrary to common perspectives.

  • Winter burn on trees more likely following harsh Michigan winter

    Article

    Published on May 5, 2013
    Frozen ground combined with freezing winds and drying sun is causing “winter burn” to the foliage of conifer trees across many parts of Michigan. These negative weather-related impacts are most noticeable in open grown trees or along the state’s main roads

  • Spring an excellent time for tree planing in nothern Michigan

    Article

    Published on April 9, 2013
    Spring is an excellent time for forest landowners to plant trees on their property for timber production or to enhance wildlife habitat. Understanding some basic tree planting guidelines will help increase the survival and growth of planted seedlings.

  • Re-thinking northern hardwood management

    Article

    Published on November 17, 2014
    Northern hardwood forest types have traditionally been successfully managed using a single-tree selection silvicultural system. However, changes in ecological and social environments have generated the need for alternative management systems.

  • Enjoy the Michigan forestry auto tour

    Article

    Published on February 5, 2013
    Foresters groups aims to raise awarness of the diversity, importance of state's forests.

  • Fast Money

    Article

    Published on March 29, 2018
    How much money is that big tree worth? Most likely a lot less than you think.

  • Deforestation

    Article

    Published on February 9, 2015
    Mega-trends in forest cover and condition have global and local implications. Deforestation is a threat. However, timber harvest, even clearcutting, especially as part of a management system, is not deforestation.

  • Why are maple trees tapped to make maple syrup?

    Article

    Published on March 14, 2013
    Understanding the mechanism of sap flow helps explains why maple trees can be tapped to produce syrup. Maple sap contains sugars, amino acids and other compounds that create that unique maple syrup “taste” after the sap is boiled.

  • Finding Seedlings

    Article

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

  • Hip hop philosophy forester to give talk at MSU

    Article

    Published on April 2, 2019
    Thomas Easley, Assistant Dean of Community and Inclusion from Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, will give a talk to Michigan State University April 16 on integrating hip hop and forestry into his teaching and philosophy.

  • 2010: A good year for acorns

    Article

    Published on September 10, 2010

  • Manufactured wood products are renewable and environmentally friendly

    Article

    Published on November 8, 2018
    All goods are manufactured with raw materials obtained from the Earth. By far, wood use has the least number of negative aspects and, in fact, actually has a range of positive impacts.

  • 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?

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