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  • 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.

  • Wood energy revisited

    April 13, 2015 | Bill Cook | Following a cold winter, now might be the time to consider heating with wood. Wood heat technology goes far beyond the common smoke-belching outdoor burners. It is an efficient, dependable, low-cost alternative to fossil fuels.

  • Don’t let unwanted species become established in your backyard

    April 3, 2015 | Mike Schira | Too often landowners delay efforts to eliminate unwanted invasive species. However, once these species are established, either on land or in the waterways, they can be very difficult to control. Early detection and rapid control response is key.

  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is Saturday, May 2, 2015

    April 1, 2015 | Elaine M. Bush | Participating in this second annual event will help raise awareness and reduce wildfire risk for your home, property, neighborhood and community.

  • Michigan’s Upper Peninsula predicted to have increased wildfire potential this spring

    March 26, 2015 | Brad Neumann | After two years with lower than normal risk, much of the upper Midwest is predicted to have higher than normal wildfire risk this April.

  • Landscaping can help prevent losses from wildland fire

    March 20, 2015 | Julie Crick | Learn how simple annual yard cleanup can help prevent wildland fire from affecting structures on your property.

  • Forest management for the birds

    March 20, 2015 | Julie Crick | Tips for attracting the greatest diversity of birds to your forested property.

  • Michigan’s timber industry adopts new operational standards

    March 17, 2015 | Mike Schira | The Michigan forest products industry has adopted the Standard Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI)’s new Standards and Rules for 2015.

  • Timber sale income taxes

    March 6, 2015 | Bill Cook | If you had a timber sale in 2014, then take advantage of the IRS rules that minimize the tax bill. If you are contemplating a timber sale in the near future, you might want to take a look at these IRS rules before the sale. Planning ahead can sometimes sa

  • Forest evolution

    March 4, 2015 | Bill Cook | Climate change is certain to create new physical environments for forests. Forests will certainly take on new forms. What, exactly, those forms will be has researchers and resource managers thinking.

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