2017 Annual Meeting on Tawas Bay Sept. 22-23

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Join us in East Tawas for our 45th Michigan Forest Association Annual Meeting joint with Michigan Tree Farm Association!

Program: Great Forests Make Great Lakes

Professional speakers on the importance of forests to water resources
Join fellow forest owners and forest people
Onsite inspection of forest land
Tour of private managed woodlot

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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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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