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  • Forest future?

    Article

    Published on May 7, 2015
    Except for their role in recreation, most people undervalue forests. Certain societal trends represent a nearly invisible set of threats to these critical resources.

  • Timber sale success: Insights to consider

    Article

    Published on January 14, 2013
    Explore advice that will help you avoid an unsuccessful timber sale as well as options available to you if it does goes wrong.

  • Logs, sticks, bolts and chips

    Article

    Published on January 9, 2015
    Wood is our most versatile and environmentally-friendly raw material. And, it’s the only renewable raw material.

  • Value of log hauling in Michigan

    Article

    Published on May 2, 2014
    Logging trucks are one of the more visible signs of forestry. Yet they are the tip of an iceberg of a major economic, environmental and social sector across the Lake States.

  • March is maple syrup season in Michigan

    Article

    Published on March 14, 2013
    For a season that generally lasts only four to six weeks, Michigan can produce a sizable amount of syrup. In 2012 it was estimated that Michigan produced 65,000 gallons of maple syrup, 3 percent of the national total.

  • New video gives facts on selling timber for family forest owners

    Article

    Published on March 1, 2012
    New series of YouTube videos being produced by MSU Extension to reach out to private forest landowners about managing their forests properly and with the help of a professional forester.

  • Michigan Forest Association supports interests of woodland owners

    Article

    Published on August 1, 2017
    The largest share of Michigan’s forest area is owned by individuals. Some of these individuals belong to an association dedicated to the care of these woodlands, and their owners.

  • 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.

  • Northern hardwoods

    Article

    Published on October 7, 2013
    Northern hardwood forests are Michigan's most complicated, common and valuable forest type. Many variables dictate the type of management necessary to achieve a set of objectives.

  • 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?

  • Woodland ownership programs

    Article

    Published on August 1, 2017
    Mining forestry program benefits begins with better understanding the goals of ownership.

  • Lake States forest renewal: Understanding the process

    Article

    Published on July 27, 2012
    In the Lake States, nearly all forest regeneration is achieved through natural means and is assisted by manipulating environment conditions to enhance tree regeneration.

  • Beyond stumpage

    Article

    Published on January 9, 2015
    Standing trees have many values, including that of a revenue generator. Wood drives an important part of Michigan’s economy and most of the wood is owned by families and individuals.

  • Regeneration

    Article

    Published on April 7, 2014
    While forest management systems are designed to stimulate tree regeneration, seedlings face new threats to survival.

  • Oak wilt disease

    Article

    Published on April 14, 2014
    The season for oak wilt is about to begin. A bit of knowledge might prevent a lot of heartache.

  • Benign neglect

    Article

    Published on November 17, 2014
    “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – Alan Kay

  • Forest heroes: it begins with logging

    Article

    Published on June 14, 2017
    Every material thing we use begins with extraction of natural resources and ends with disposal. The only truly renewable and sustainable raw material is wood and that begins with logging.

  • The big picture of forest health

    Article

    Published on March 21, 2014
    Oftentimes, we fail to see the bigger picture regarding forest health and condition. Despite some challenging issues, the forests of Michigan and much of the nation are in reasonably good shape.

  • Each spring, forests turn green from the ground up

    Article

    Published on March 23, 2017
    As temperatures warm and days get longer, forest ecosystems begin the transition from winter to spring.

  • Vanilla is a forest industry by-product

    Article

    Published on January 11, 2017
    Imitation vanilla flavoring can be created using by-products created during the paper making process.

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