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  • Collecting and Preserving MSU Entomology Bug Traps 2019

    MSU FBIC employees assist with a diverse array of projects on the station and in the UP. Nick and Mitch collect insect survey traps across the UP to look for invasive pests and collect population information on other native insects. The project's lead Investigator is Deb McCullough based out of East Lansing MI.

  • Red Pine Harvest part 2

    Kile Zuidema returns to MSU's Dunbar Forest to check on and oversee the next portion of red pine to be removed from the sale area. These next pine to be harvested are massive and will make power transmission poles at Hydrolake. the mechanized harvesters at work are just awesome at safely handling these large trees.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Planting Bareroot and Potted Fruit Trees

    MSU FBIC Jesse Randall discusses planting young bareroot and potted fruit trees at the station in the Upper Peninsula. Trees will provide fruit at the station and for wildlife. Follow the trees over the years as we bring you follow up videos on pruning, spraying etc.

  • 2019 Maple Confections School

    MSU FBIC hosted a Maple Confections school for Michigan Maple Producers Association members in Bad Axe MI. Steve Childs, Cornell Maple Specialist was the keynote speaker. the daylong event featured several value added maple products.

  • Installing Water Diversion Bars and Regarding Forest Logging Roads

    MSU FBIC personnel discuss and demonstrate regrading forest logging roads, and the practice of marking out and installing water bars to control erosion.

  • 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.

  • Miscanthus Harvesting Spring 2019

    Spring 2019 harvest of dried Miscanthus stems which will be run in the hammer mill and then thru the pelletizer. Waste stream on the Station to a dense heat energy source. Video Shot and Produced by Antonio Sanchez.

  • 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.

  • DNR Food Plots

    Michigan DNR's Colter Lubben reviews several food plots of various ages so the viewers can see the natural progression of food plots in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. types of forage plantings are explained.

  • 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.

  • MSU explores insect population dynamics in bioenergy

    MSU AgBioResearch scientists at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center are looking at the impacts of bioenergy cropping systems on insect diversity and the services insects provide, such as pollination and pest suppression.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Overview of Michigan DNR Wildlife Food Plots

    Colter Luben with the Michigan DNR Wildlife unit out of Gladstone Michigan discusses DNR food plots. What to expect over the years as the food plots and soils evolve and age. What is commonly planted to develop soil profile and nutrients.

  • Large Deer Exclosure Maintenance

    MSU FBIC employees repair winter damaged deer exclosure netting, install 3D electric fencing to deter deer, and install permanent gates to protect research plots.

  • 1st Snow

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

  • Harvesting Ash - Spring 2019 at MSU FBIC

    Nick with MSU FBIC harvesting ash trees as part of ongoing forest management activities at the Research Station. Video Shot and Produced by Antonio Sanchez