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  • 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.

  • Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

    Updated Chestnut Plantation Video

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dunbar Forest Inventory

    MSU FBIC oversees the 5700 acre Dunbar Forest in Sault Ste. Marie Michigan. Along the St. Mary's River the crew manages the timber for future research and education. This video shows the two man crew inventorying the various stands during summer 2019. Their work will set the stage for the next 5 years of timber harvests on the forest.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Wire Fence Installation Video

    Installing secondary fence around two areas to protect research seedlings from deer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Online Mapping Options and Basic Forest Stand Inventory

    Free online resources for maple producers to use at the Wisconsin Maple Producers Association Annual Winter Institute meeting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spring at MSU FBIC 2019

    A quick overview of MSU's FBIC station spring 2019. Following the hardest winter in the last 50-75 years that station is making recovery plans and move forward. Look back and follow us as we provide Video updates.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.