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  • ID and Control Unwanted Trees and Shrubs

    Video shows how to ID the most common invasive trees and shrubs and their control methods. These plants are already in Wisconsin or close to its border. Mechanical, chemical, and other practices are discussed. This presentation was part of the 2020 maple meeting for the Wisconsin Maple Producers Association.

  • GLBRC Deer Exclosure Construction

    6/27/2019 GLBRC deer exclosure construction on tree replanting areas. Field researchers take the day to work with MSI FBIC staff to exclude deer from trial areas.

  • Midwest Christmas Tree Production for the Beginner

    Jesse Randall with MSU Forestry discusses beginner Christmas tree production at the 2020 fruit and vegetable meetings held in Ankeny Iowa.

  • New Sugarbush Walkthrough

    MSU FBIC is working to install a Research and Demonstration Sugarbush. This is the initial walk through with Joe Polak of Maple Hollow. FBIC Director Jesse Randall and Joe discuss mainline layout, tank locations, mainline tube size, and controlling unwanted vegetation. follow along as this will be a recurring series as the MSU FBIC sugarbush takes shape.

  • Planting Oak Trees Video

    FBIC Director Jesse Randall discusses planting oaks on a recently harvested blowdown site to promote reforestation and improve wildlife habitat in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. proper planting techniques are shown, as is planting layout and design to maximize wildlife use.

  • Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

    Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

  • 1st Snow

    The first snow of the year has fallen on the MSU FBIC station.

  • Logs to Lumber at MSU

    Follow the process from woods to sawmill to lumber. MSU FBIC is salvaging white ash from a small area that will become a new sugarbush in the future. The trees will die from emerald ash borer in the near future and would fall on the sap mainlines and lateral lines. Watch Mitch, Kile, and Antonio load and mill ash!

  • White Pine Plantation Entomology

    Katie Minnix and her crew of undergraduate researchers measure white pine growing on 3 different planting spacings. Katie is testing insect damage impacts to tree stem quality at MSU's FBIC.

  • Weed Barrier and Mulch

    Installing weed barrier fabric and applying mulch to the chestnut seedlings. These two things reduce weed competition and soil temperatures around the root zone as well as increases soil moisture. All things that improve growth and survival of young trees.

  • 1st Ever MSU FBIC Community Hog Roast

    MSU FBIC hosted the first hog roast to meet the station's neighbors and forestry research and extension partners. FBIC is evolving to meet the needs of local, state, tribal and federal forestry partners and the private landowners in the Upper Peninsula. This hog roast is slated to be an annual spring event that we hope to grow over the years.

  • Selective Removal of Ash in Future Maple Syrup Stand

    The 2019 MSU Forest Biomass Crew gets some chainsaw time in on ash trees that are dying from EAB and are in the way of the new Maple syrup mainline and tubing system.

  • Soybean Trial Buffer Video

    MSU FBIC has partnered with MSU UPREC to host a soybean variety trial. The 2019 trial will also include a paired outside the fence planting to show deer browse pressure.

  • MSU FBIC Spring 2019

    Published on May 10, 2019

    A quick overview of MSU's Forest Biomass Innovation Center after one of the hardest winters ever! We regroup, plan, and recover. We are Spartans!

  • Discussion of Food Plots in the UP of Michigan Initial Design and Layout

    Food plot layout and walk thru on the design and concept behind long term food plots. Join Jesse Randall (MSU FBIC) and Colter Lubben (MI DNR) on a walk and talk following a large scale salvage cut in the central Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

  • MSU FBIC from spring to fall

    The most recent video from MSU FBIC shows the changes at the station thru the seasons from April, July, and October.

  • Creating Next-Generation Power Sources

    Researchers at Michigan State University are using thermally treated biomass products as a replacement for coal at the Simon Power Plant.

  • MSU and sustainable woody bioenergy production

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are using willow and poplar hybrid production systems in an effort to lower production costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Dunbar Red Pine Harvest Video

    MSU FBIC crew showcases the 2019 Dunbar harvest that occurred near Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. Harvesting is the first step in the process of providing telephone poles, saw timber, and pulp into the regional market. It is also the first step in regenerating the stand. These harvested areas will be evaluated for natural regeneration and replanted if needed.

  • Preparing Chestnut Cultivar Trial Area for Planting

    In Spring 2019, MSU FBIC will install a cultivar trial to test 18 cultivars of edible chestnuts for survival, growth, winter hardiness, and production capacity. Follow the series as we prepare, plant, and grow chestnuts at the Center. Video Shot and Produced by Antonio Sanchez.