• 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.

  • 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.

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