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.
March 9, 2013 | While selling timber might be a once-in-a-lifetime event, you should understand how best to minimize the resulting tax liablity.
February 5, 2013 | Foresters groups aims to raise awarness of the diversity, importance of state's forests.
February 5, 2013 | Human preference typically overrides science-based factors in habitat evaluation. All forest management practices have both positive and negative habitat impacts, depending on the wildlife considered.
January 14, 2013 | Explore advice that will help you avoid an unsuccessful timber sale as well as options available to you if it does goes wrong.
January 8, 2013 | Oak wilt is a common disease that decimates oak woodlands, but it's not the end of the forest. Perhaps, it's a set of opportunities for a whole new forest type?
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.