• Invasive spotted lanternfly workshop held in Berrien County on March 6

    Published on February 11, 2020
    Anyone that grows or maintains trees, vines or any woody plants should learn about this exotic invasive insect before it appears in Michigan.

  • More on red pine

    Published on February 11, 2020
    Red pine has long been a fast-growing, attractive, and relatively disease-free forest tree species. While many natural stands exist, most red pine was planted.

  • Find your natural resource conservation voice!

    Published on February 11, 2020
    Take the next step in conservation by engaging decision makers in natural resource issues.

  • Silvopasture in Michigan: Lessons learned from 2019

    Published on February 6, 2020
    Investigating the feasibility of silvopasture in Michigan through demonstration sites, conversations and education.

  • CANR meets academic needs to prepare students for their futures

    Published on February 1, 2020
    The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources added a new undergraduate minor, several masters programs and a certificate program. CANR also established new state, national and international partnerships.

  • The painted forest

    Published on January 22, 2020
    Forest visitors may see trees marked with different colors of paint and cryptic numbers and letters. In most cases, that paint represents timber sale contract specifications.

  • To protect Michigan’s diverse bird populations we must protect the forests

    Published on January 10, 2020
    Next to deer, birds are probably the most popular group of forest wildlife. At least half of Michigan’s 300 bird species use forests to meet their habitat requirements.

  • Progress on Big Northern Hardwoods Study

    Published on December 13, 2019
    The “Big Northern Hardwoods” study has been emplaced, 140 plots have been had one of three treatments completed, crews have collected mountains of plant data, and hard drives are filled with wildlife images.

  • The beauty of commercial forestlands

    Published on November 19, 2019
    Part of the reason Michigan’s Commercial Forest Program is to increase the amount of land available for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Users of these forestlands should be aware of their rights and limitations.

  • Is the "paperless project" really more environmentally friendly?

    Published on October 25, 2019
    The environmental impacts of items that we use every day can be difficult to fully understand. Protocols exist to assess a “cradle to grave” life cycle of any product, but not everything has been put to this sort of intense examination.

  • 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.

  • Forestry student receives American FFA Degree

    Published on October 7, 2019
    Eric Richard, a sophomore in MSU’s forestry program, will receive the award at the National FFA Convention & Expo

  • Cool Tools

    Published on October 3, 2019
    Foresters have many clever and amazing tools at their disposal, but how many times have they been used to create music? Welcome the kids from Escanaba.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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