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  • Forestry

    Michigan is home to 20 million acres of forestland, supporting more than 125,000 jobs and contributing more than $17 billion to Michigan’s economy. MSU Extension’s forestry programs help landowners become effective stewards of our forests.


  • Forestry Handouts

    Published on July 5, 2020
    A series of handouts about various aspects of forestry such as soil nutrients and pH, plant nutrients and soil texture.

  • MSU Forester Magazine - Summer 2020

    Published on June 29, 2020
    The Summer 2020 edition of the MSU Forester takes a look at the impact on students, faculty and staff during the pandemic.

  • 4-H Forestry Camp Instructor Guide

    Published on June 28, 2020
    The 4-H Forestry Camp Instructor Guide (4H1754) is an all-encompassing resource designed to assist leaders and teaching participants (including professional foresters) in delivering the basic principles of forest management concepts to youth.

  • Woodlot Management

    Published on March 16, 2020
    This talk will cover the basics of woodlot management to meet a variety of goals, including the production of non-timber forest products.

  • Agroforestry: Silvo-pasture options: Video

    Published on February 26, 2020
    MSU Extension offers participants the opportunity to learn and understand various options of silvo-pasture options.

  • Forestry, Wetlands, and Habitat *A* Syst (FAS115)

    Published on November 6, 2019
    Landowners may use this publication to assist in becoming MAEAP verified.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 10: How do trees regenerate?

    Published on June 26, 2019
    This is another one that may surprise you! It's NOT just about seeds. Trees reproduce through several methods under a variety of optimal environmental conditions. Different tree species have different regeneration requirements.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 7: The Carbon Cycle and the Forest!

    Published on June 26, 2019
    Forests play a big role in Earth’s carbon cycle. Most of life consists of carbon-based molecules. Understanding the role of trees and forests contributes to a better understanding of climate change.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 9: Jack Pine - Ugly but interesting

    Published on June 26, 2019
    Jack pine trees and jack pine forest types are common on the poorer sandy soils of the Lake States. Few other trees and forests can successfully occupy these sites.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 8: Crowns, Trunks and Roots

    Published on June 26, 2019
    Much of what makes a tree is the basic structure and form. The crown (leaves) does the photosynthesis. The trunk provides advantageous height to the crown and transports food and fluids. The roots provide stability and absorb water and nutrients.

  • BeLeaf It or Not! 6: Photosynthesis and Respiration in Trees!

    Published on June 26, 2019
    Trees employ both photosynthesis AND respiration, although some people associate respiration only with animals. Photosynthesis is a chemical process that stores energy (as glucose) and captures carbon & oxygen for tissue construction.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 5: How to identify trees - Part 1 of 2

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Tree identification is a popular hobby and one of the first steps in better understanding our forests. Part 1 of "How to Identify Trees" focuses on various identification characteristics, such as bark, buds, fruits, and leaves.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 1: How does a tree grow? Hint: it's not what you think!

    Published on June 24, 2019
    How do trees grow? The answer may surprise you. Photosynthesis and respiration produce wood, and all the other parts of a tree. Twigs and roots elongate from growth tissue at the tips, and grow wider from growth tissue under the bark.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 2: Exploring Vernal Pools

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Vernal pools are more than just puddles. They’re a healthy part of many forest communities in Michigan.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 4: Logging Products

    Published on June 24, 2019
    The thousands of different renewable forest products all begin with standing trees in the forest. Loggers manufacture a set of raw products from those standing trees, which they purchase from forest owners.

  • BeLEAF It or Not! 3: Mill Products

    Published on June 24, 2019
    Forest product mills produce a wide range of products through primary and secondary manufacturers - products like OSB (chipboard), veneer, lumber, and paper.

  • Powering Michigan Agriculture Webinar Series: GDW Farms LLC

    Published on May 31, 2019
    Understanding the GDW Farms and what they specialize in and participating in various topic discussions such as the energy audit process.

  • MSU Forester Fall 2018

    Published on March 18, 2019
    This edition includes a personal note from the department chair, alumni updates, a look into MSU Forestry's programs focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, and Lois Kauffman receives the Francis H. Raymond award.

  • Options for Protecting Hemlock Trees from Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (E3349)

    Published on January 10, 2017
    This bulletin provides information on effective insecticide products and application methods to protect hemlock trees from hemlock woolly adelgid, a serious invasive insect pest.

  • Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (E3300)

    Published on December 8, 2016
    A little insect that means big trouble for hemlock trees in Michigan.