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  • Logging and the English Language

    August 29, 2016 | Bill Cook | Some of the ways in which we describe timber harvesting go back over a hundred years. Since then, meanings for some of the words have been lost.

  • Persistence of oak wilt

    August 29, 2016 | Bill Cook | Oak wilt is one of the more pernicious exotic forest diseases currently affecting Michigan forests. It spreads easily, often with the help of people, and remains in an oak stand until all the oaks are dead.

  • Let the forest grow?

    August 29, 2016 | William Cook | Simple questions sometimes have rather complicated answers, and there may actually be several answers or potential outcomes. Forest management is this way, with answers that incorporate far more than just trees or even forests.

  • Confusion with Asian longhorned beetle look-alikes

    August 16, 2016 | Georgia Peterson | A few native beetles are easy to mistake for the invasive Asian longhorned beetle. Here are some ways to spot the difference.

  • Sticky situation for homeowners in northern Michigan

    August 12, 2016 | Julie Crick | Abundant Lecanium scale populations result in sticky sap, coating everything in the yard.

  • Tiny insects pose huge risk for black walnut trees

    July 20, 2016 | Russell Kidd and Georgia Peterson | Thousand cankers disease (TCD) is not yet in Michigan but has already been discovered in Ohio and Indiana. This fungal pathogen is responsible for spreading TCD, threatening the widespread health of black walnut trees across Michigan.

  • There’s a woodland in your backyard

    July 18, 2016 | Georgia Peterson | Join the Michigan Forest Association and partners in learning about Michigan’s urban and suburban forests.

  • Why am I seeing so many areas of dead trees around the state?

    July 5, 2016 | Mike Schira | Invasive pest species along with several other environmental and human factors are contributing to the decline of our forest and urban tree resources in Michigan.

  • The spread of non-native invasive forest pests pose difficult problems once established in Michigan

    June 14, 2016 | Russell Kidd | Forest pests could create serious problems if Michiganders aren’t vigilant.

  • Heating the Midwest conference coming to Michigan

    June 6, 2016 | Bill Cook | Using sustainable wood product alternatives is a clean, efficient, and local way to heat and cool many of our buildings. Technologies are relatively simple and, in some regions, have proven to be an important economic driver.

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