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  • Select cutting selects what?

    July 8, 2015 | Bill Cook | Is partial cutting the best way to employ a timber harvest?

  • Explore Michigan’s inland lakes during Lake Appreciation Month

    July 8, 2015 | Bindu Bhakta | Investigate components of lake ecology and common aquatic plants that are part of a lake ecosystem in upcoming educational workshop

  • What’s up with the trees?

    July 7, 2015 | Bill Cook | Forest owners can help diagnose pests in their woodlands by collecting some basic information for forest health experts and, if necessary, providing useful samples.

  • Beyond stumpage

    June 19, 2015 | Bill Cook | Stumpage is the dollar value of standing trees. This value represents the first financial benchmark in the forest product supply chain. Stumpage values incorporate numerous variables that make “standard” pricing difficult.

  • Meet the maple nemesis: The Asian long-horned beetle

    June 17, 2015 | Bill Cook | The Asian long-horned beetle has the potential to inflict forest damage in epic proportions.

  • Gypsy moth caterpillars found in urban Eaton County

    May 28, 2015 | Diane Brown | Natural enemies help keep gypsy moth populations in check.

  • Play in the dirt!

    May 14, 2015 | Georgia Peterson | Know how to check your soil texture when planting trees.

  • Forest future?

    May 7, 2015 | Bill Cook | Except for their role in recreation, most people undervalue forests. Certain societal trends represent a nearly invisible set of threats to these critical resources.

  • Riparian forest management

    May 7, 2015 | Bill Cook | Riparian forests, those forests along waterways, are sometimes treated as a “no cut” zone. Unfortunately, this benign neglect may reduce values attributed to these special forests.

  • Trees and drought

    April 14, 2015 | Bill Cook | As Michigan’s climate continues to change, summer drought frequency is expected to increase in length and severity. Added stress to trees and forests will be part of a new environmental dynamic that will likely result in forest change.

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