Office: 906-786-1575 (Escanaba) Residential tree questions? Call 1-888-678-3464 (Master Gardener Hotline)
Forest Biomass Innovation Center
6005 J Road
Escanaba, MI 49829
Forester and wildlife biologist. Located at the MSU Forest Biomass Innovation Center near Escanaba (Upper Peninsula). I can provide information to people but not site visits. Areas of expertise include forest ecology, forest health, forest management, timber sales, contacts and referrals, and other topics related to forests and forest habitat. My knowledge of urban forestry and arboriculture is limited. If you have questions about residential trees/shrubs occur, I recommend contacting an urban forester or arborist, or MSU Extension’s Master Gardener Hotline at 1-888-678-3464 or the Gardening in Michigan website.
December 5, 2012 | Two potential insects are just some in a long line of exotics pests and diseases that have serious effects that could cause great damage to Michigan forests and economy.
November 29, 2012 | Trying to "save" trees might actually lead to negative environmental consequences.
October 31, 2012 | Tree planting and plantation establishment involves more work that the act of putting trees in the ground. Pre-work and post-work are essential to success.
October 31, 2012 | The Asian Long-horned beetle is an exotic insect that could cause great damage to Michigan forests and economy. Yet, it’s just one in a long line of exotics pests and diseases that have serious effects.
October 17, 2012 | The 2012 drought may have important impacts on wildlife populations, both negative and positive. Population dynamics incorporate a suite of factors, large and small, but drought can set the system atilt.
October 3, 2012 | Michigan has developed a guidance document to help forest owners, harvest contractors and others to better understand where caution should be taken in harvesting woody biomass for energy.
September 3, 2012 | Forest owners can learn where to find professional assistance to maximize the values of their forest resources.
August 30, 2012 | The role of forest carbon in climate change can be confusing. Life cycle analysis is a tool to help better understand some of the relationships.
July 27, 2012 | In the Lake States, nearly all forest regeneration is achieved through natural means and is assisted by manipulating environment conditions to enhance tree regeneration.
July 27, 2012 | Learn about pests that affect forests.