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  • Facing the Facts

    Published on September 5, 2019
    Almost everybody likes quick facts. Consider some of the following forest factoids. For more information about Michigan forests, visit the Michigan Forests Forever website.

  • Planned gift to create future Forestry Scholarship Endowment

    Published on August 13, 2019
    Leighton and Peggy Miller recently documented a $900,000 bequest – a future gift to create The Leighton and Peggy Miller Forestry Scholarship for graduate student support in the MSU Department of Forestry.

  • Michigan's bats

    Published on August 9, 2019
    Fiends or foe?

  • Smart Gardening to prevent oak wilt

    Published on August 9, 2019
    Learn to recognize oak wilt and how to prevent and control this devastating disease. A timely response can mean the difference between losing one tree or many.

  • Local conservation issues tackled by couple through skills and knowledge gained in Michigan Conservation Stewards Program (CSP)

    Published on August 6, 2019
    Find out how you can learn more about Michigan’s ecosystems and apply your expertise to volunteer opportunities in your community

  • Opportunities in forestry: Hazelnuts

    Published on August 6, 2019
    Hazelnut products comprise a diverse and growing global industry. Recent regional developments represent an opportunity for Upper Peninsula growers to break into this $34-billion-dollar industry.

  • Getting the Wood Out

    Published on July 26, 2019
    Loggers and logging are essential to the success of our society and forest environments. Yet, like many occupations, most people are unaware of the of the job description and the people that spend their lives working in the field of logging.

  • Doing the right thing

    Published on July 2, 2019
    Managing a forest is an exercise in both personal gain and providing benefits for many others, including a raft of wildlife species. Our forests require tending in order provide most of the goods and services that we expect.

  • MSU received $247K U.S. Forest Service grant to develop tool for cross-laminated timber in commercial building construction

    Published on June 20, 2019
    The MSU Construction Management program was selected by the U.S. Forest Service to develop a construction time and cost estimating tool for use of CLT in commercial building construction.

  • Staying safe outdoors during tick season

    Published on June 6, 2019
    There are so many possibilities for us to be bitten by ticks this summer, learn how to prevent and protect yourself from them.

  • Exploring northern hardwoods

    Published on May 29, 2019
    “Northern Hardwoods” are forests dominated by tree species such as sugar maple, red maple, basswood, hemlock, and yellow birch. This forest type is the most common in Michigan and, arguably, the most valuable in many ways.

  • Btk: One management option for gypsy moth

    Published on May 22, 2019
    Answers to frequently asked questions about using Bt products to control gypsy moth during outbreaks.

  • Sustainable forest management in Michigan: Sharing the story

    Published on May 21, 2019
    An immersive workshop experience to help K-12 teachers and other educators learn about Michigan’s rich forest resources

  • 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.

  • BeLeaf It of Not! Video project

    Published on April 26, 2019
    While many other good forestry videos can be found, “BeLeaf It or Not!” targets elementary school classrooms, with a “Bill Nye the Science Guy” approach, about a wide range of forest and forestry topics.

  • Worried about oak wilt?

    Published on April 5, 2019
    Remember the no prune dates of April 15 – July 15 to reduce the chance of oak wilt infection.

  • Hip hop philosophy forester to give talk at MSU

    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.

  • Watch out for these Invasive species that threaten our forests

    Published on March 27, 2019
    Forests are experiencing a wide range of threats from pests. Forest-lovers can better assess forest health by knowing more how to recognize these pests and reporting them to the Michigan Invasive Species Information Network.

  • Opportunities in forestry: Specialty wood

    Published on March 25, 2019
    Opportunities to selectively harvest trees with unique growth patterns enables managers to differentiate their product in order to access higher margin markets. Novel marketing of any timber product can yield the same effect.

  • Eat, drink and protect a forest

    Published on February 25, 2019
    Production of natural cork maintains an important forest system. Wine bottlers that use cork help protect this threatened forest. So, popping that cork can contribute to forest conservation.

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