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2024 Forestry Workshops
Forestry Carbon Credits – Are they good for you?
Friday, February 25, 3-5pm Cadillac Library meeting room
A forest landowner usually only gets financial benefit when trees are harvested. Forestry Carbon Credits offer landowners a chance to be paid for trees while they are still growing. This workshop will introduce the concept of forestry carbon credits. It will help landowners decide if carbon credits are right for them and their property, as well as introduce several, very different, carbon credit companies. Contact Forester Larry Czelusta at email@example.com or 231-775-7681 ext 3. No fee but donations are accepted.
Hope For Gypsy Moth Defoliated Trees
Many of you know that Michigan is experiencing a pretty heavy gypsy moth outbreak. If you are experiencing gypsy moths defoliating your oak trees, I can assure you, that you are not alone in your frustration. The outbreak 20 or so years ago was horrendous, but some things have changed since then.
Seeing the Urban Forest For the Trees
Urban forests provide many vital benefits to communities. As part of a new collaboration with a California arborist, Taylor Guitars is exploring ways to turn end-of-life urban trees into highvalue products that can support the regreening of our urban infrastructure and ease the pressure on forests elsewhere. By Scott Paul.
Looking at the News: Reason for Doubt
We have all heard reports of how the Amazon is being deforested at an alarming rate. Steve Wilent, Editor for the Society of American Foresters monthly journal, gives an honest look at the facts.
What Hungry Deer Mean for Michigan Forests Foresters and conservation groups say there are still far too many deer in northern Michigan, and they are creating severe problems for forests.
Data Reinforces Value of a Consulting Forester on Timber Sales On per-unit sales (sealed bids in particular), sales that involved consultants exceeded the non-consultant sale prices by no less than 11%. The data also showed that consultants did equally well on lump sum sales, bringing an average increase of 12% on total bids. Not only did the trend hold over time, but it also held over various tract sizes, with consultant sales bringing higher total bids on all four separate acreage categories. Posted by Joe Clark on October 3, 2018
Deer Can Be Too Many, Too Few, or Just Enough for Healthy Forests Varying deer densities lead to differences in forests. U.S. Forest Service Northern Research Station
Hope for Ash? by Colleen Otte "Kashian said he wouldn’t go as far as to say the ash and the borer have reached an equilibrium, “but we seem to be approaching some kind of balance with the bug at this population level and the trees hanging on.” Posted on July 13, 2016 by Capital News Service
Michigan is preparing to enact interior quarantine due to invasive hemlock tree pest A recent outbreak of the pest within the state has prompted new legislation which will restrict the movement of hemlock products within Michigan in an effort to control this invasive pest.
Posted on February 28, 2017 by Mike Schira, Michigan State University Extension
Mighty American chestnut poised for return to America's forests Scores of American chestnut seedlings growing in upstate New York are the vanguard in the restoration of what was once the most dominant tree in the eastern forests. The trees carry one gene, added by scientists, that makes them capable of withstanding the invasive blight that wiped out billions of their ancestors a century ago. March 6, 2017 Source:SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry