Forest Types of Michigan: Forest Tree Health and Vigor (E3202-14)
Forest Tree Health and Vigor discusses elements that are part of the debate on what constitutes a healthy forest.
Forest health issues have grown increasingly common over the past decade or so. The introduction, discovery and expansion of exotic pests and pathogens have mushroomed. Changing climate factors, shrinking forest acres per owner (parcelization), shortened ownership tenure, public policy and evolving ownership values are some of the many dynamics that have had impact on forest health.