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  • Estimating timber volume

    April 10, 2017 | Bill Cook | Trees contain wood volume and forest management necessitates the manipulation of stand density and associated tree volumes.

  • Forestry teacher workshop

    April 10, 2017 | Bill Cook | Sustainable forest management requires a considerable amount of expertise. Teachers are a key audience to help students understand what this might mean.

  • Wind is essential to natural processes

    March 30, 2017 | Julie Crick | Whether it’s a blowing winter gale or a soft summer breeze, the wind has an effect on the ecology of plants and animals.

  • Wood waste has a purpose

    March 30, 2017 | Julie Crick | Urban wood waste provides heating, cooling and electricity generation for St. Paul, Minnesota.

  • Some species of trees green-up earlier than others

    March 23, 2017 | Julie Crick | Once spring green-up starts in the forest, each species of tree follows its own schedule.

  • Each spring, forests turn green from the ground up

    March 23, 2017 | Julie Crick | As temperatures warm and days get longer, forest ecosystems begin the transition from winter to spring.

  • Celebrating the history of maple syrup

    March 20, 2017 | Kendra Wills | Events and resources from MSU Extension and the Michigan Maple Syrup Association

  • Planting choices

    March 10, 2017 | Bill Cook | There are millions of plants that could potentially be planted in woodlands, gardens and around residences. Nativity is one factor in selecting species, and exotic is not necessarily a bad choice.

  • Tree damage from squirrels can be severe during winter months

    March 6, 2017 | Mike Schira | Although not thought of as a regular part of a squirrel’s diet, the gnawing and stripping of bark from trees can be locally common in winter months. This activity can have severe, if not fatal consequences, for individual trees chosen for this assault.

  • Michigan is preparing to enact interior quarantine due to invasive hemlock tree pest

    February 28, 2017 | Mike Schira | A recent outbreak of the pest within the state has prompted new legislation which will restrict the movement of hemlock products within Michigan in an effort to control this invasive pest.

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