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  • Quiet wildfire period in Michigan should be cause for concern

    November 23, 2015 | Mike Schira | Although the Great Lakes Region has had a couple of relatively quiet wildfire years, homeowners shouldn’t count on this trend continuing. Once normal warm, dry conditions return, they will pose a serious threat.

  • Impact from blown down trees can leave lasting scars on the forest floor

    November 20, 2015 | Mike Schira | Trees blown down or knocked over in wind events heave up mounds of dirt in root balls which remain long after the roots and stumps have decayed leaving irregular humps and divots throughout forested landscapes.

  • New Michigan Science Standards adopted

    November 19, 2015 | Steve Stewart | Michigan – a leader in developing the Next Generation Science Standards – adopts new Michigan Science Standards.

  • Climate change projections along with expanding invasive pest ranges pose a serious threat to forest

    November 17, 2015 | Mike Schira | Assessing the climates impact on natural resources indicates warming temperatures will have impacts on our region’s forest resources. Beneficial longer growing seasons come with new invasive pest species which threaten the health of the forest.

  • Michigan State University seeks public input to sharpen research and outreach focus

    November 16, 2015 | Beth Stuever | Michigan residents can help determine where Extension faculty and staff members should place their emphasis.

  • Dormant forests

    November 12, 2015 | Bill Cook | One of the best tools to maintain forest health is knowledge. More “eyes” in the forest serves to help catch exotic invaders early and increases the chances of successful eradication.

  • Trees, needs and forestry

    November 10, 2015 | Bill Cook | Learn how forest management can improve both tree health and forest health.

  • The worldly travels pathways of forest insects and pathogens

    November 10, 2015 | Julie Crick | How non-native forest pests make their way to the U.S. and to Michigan.

  • Season of harvest

    November 5, 2015 | Bill Cook | Choosing the right season to harvest your timber can be critical, make sure you know the righ choice for your forest.

  • Wood heat

    November 2, 2015 | Bill Cook | Commercial, institutional, and residential thermal demands can be met by selecting one of several advanced heating systems. These systems can be cost competitive with natural gas and will certainly out-compete propane and fuel oil.

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