Forest Connections Conference 2015

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Thursday, Sept. 24 through Saturday, Sept. 26 • Doubletree Hotel and Delta College Planetarium • Bay City, Michigan

How do Michigan’s forests…

  • connect with water quality?
  • connect with wildlife?
  • connect with sustainable economic development?
  • connect with our well-being?

Join in the discussion and make some connections!

This conference will help you to make your own connections with forest owners, professionals, and enthusiasts in the Saginaw Bay region!

Thursday’s theme: Watersheds and watershed management (organized by the Michigan Society of American Foresters (MSAF)

Friday morning’s theme: Forest health, invasives  and ...

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Why Not Just Take 50 Trees?

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By Bill Botti

A common occurrence, when I’m wearing my consultant’s hat, is to receive a call from a landowner who wants to have his woods “logged out.” It sounds so – final. I try to correct the concept; then if the caller is still on the line, we’ll make an appointment to get together and walk the woods.

During this walk in the woods I try to explain the difference in value among our many tree species. “There are five species ...

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What Vine is This? – Part 1

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By Debra Huff

Michigan forests are host to many vines, both native and non-native. Do you know what vines you have in your woods?

Vines are part of the natural forest system and can provide food and habitat for birds and wildlife. Good forest planning and management can help you manage the system so you keep your woods healthy and productive, according to the goals you have.

This series of articles will explore some of the most common vines found in Michigan. ...

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