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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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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