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  • Wood products and the future of the forest industry

    Published on December 6, 2018
    Michigan’s forest industry produces a huge array of products, including paper, lumber, panels and everyday items that come from wood.

  • National Invasive Species Awareness Week: Michigan species and what you should know, day three

    Published on February 23, 2016
    Day three: Featured Michigan terrestrial invasive species is Kudzu.

  • Caring for seedlings in the wake of tree planting

    Published on October 31, 2012
    Tree planting and plantation establishment involves more work that the act of putting trees in the ground. Pre-work and post-work are essential to success.

  • Deforestation

    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.

  • Degrees of alienation

    Published on September 3, 2013
    Alien species displace native species and disrupt ecological processes. Alien species are also called non-native or exotic species. They are one of the greatest threats to regional forests.

  • Grants help northern Michigan forest landowners deal with Emerald Ash Borer

    Published on August 14, 2012
    Emerald Ash Borer is a very destructive forest pest. Available for a limited time, a DNR grant program helps landowners gain access to professional advice to manage their woodlands and deal with this insect threat.

  • What’s up with the trees?

    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.

  • Plant Species Race Against Climate Change discussion to be held in Hickory Corners

    Published on September 15, 2017
    Learn about the race for survival between native and invasive plant species from Michigan State University associate professor Dr. Jen Lau on Oct. 9.

  • Introducing Michigan’s fall color lineup

    Published on October 2, 2017
    Knowing which leaves are turning can add to your enjoyment of fall color season.

  • Wood heat

    Published on November 2, 2015
    Commercial, institutional, and residential thermal demands can be met by selecting one of several advanced heating systems. These systems can be cost competitive with natural gas and will certainly out-compete propane and fuel oil.

  • Torrefaction: What is that?

    Published on May 20, 2011
    Improving biomass qualities for use in combustion.

  • Low-grade wood

    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.

  • Spotted lanternfly: A colorful cause for concern

    Published on May 7, 2019
    As of May 1, 2019, this new invasive pest is not known to be in Michigan. Learn how to identify it and take steps to slow its spread.

  • Tolerating winter

    Published on January 21, 2014
    Winter may be the "quiet" season but it's far from dormant. Animal and plant adaptations to the stressful environmental conditions are complex and diverse.

  • Asian long-horned beetle

    Published on January 14, 2016
    The Asian long-horned beetle is one of those exotic species that can be serious forest game-changers. It’s in North American but not yet in Michigan. Anyone interested in forests should keep an eye out for this insect.

  • Deny the spotted lanternfly

    Published on October 10, 2019
    Two things you can do to help keep the spotted lanternfly out of nurseries and landscapes.

  • Gaylord Bioblitz event scheduled for July 22

    Published on July 11, 2017
    Answer the call! Bioblitz events help catalog local biodiversity.

  • Oak wilt disease

    Published on April 11, 2016
    Mid-April to mid-July is the season to avoid wounding oaks. Oak wilt is an exotic disease causing increased levels of mortality in Michigan. Once in an oak stand, the disease will kill most of the oaks and treatment is expensive.

  • Black walnut trees threatened by Thousand Cankers Disease

    Published on August 31, 2015
    New project from MSU seeks to protect the popular black walnut tree from dangerous disease.

  • Tree cutting does have positive environmental consequences

    Published on November 29, 2012
    Trying to "save" trees might actually lead to negative environmental consequences.

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