The Summer Teacher Workshop is Back for 2017!

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Are you a K-12 teacher, resource professional or other educator that wants to learn about and share knowledge about Michigan’s forests and how they’re managed?

Michigan is rich with an extensive and diverse forest resource. Forest products and services are essential to human survival and healthy lifestyles. How do forests develop and change? How are we managing this valuable resource today? The Michigan Forest Association, in partnership with Michigan State University Extension, is hosting a week-long (Monday-Friday) retreat-style workshop that provides ...

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When in doubt, rake it out

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For the most part, 2015 has given us a beautiful autumn. Some have noticed, however, that certain tree species in their yards have not shown off beautiful fall colors. Instead, their leaves have just turned brown, shriveled and dropped off. In some areas, this has happened with basswood trees. Others have included cottonwood or “popple” species, and even some red maples. Although this leaf browning and shriveling can happen for many different reasons, various types of anthracnose can ...

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