• MSU expert offers tips for selecting, maintaining and recycling a real Michigan Christmas tree

    Bert Cregg, image from MSU Today (view larger image)

    Posted on November 29, 2016 11:56am

    Fraser fir, Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce and White Spruce are just a few of the tree varieties grown in Michigan and shipped across the Midwest, Texas and Florida each holiday season says MSU Christmas tree expert, Dr. Bert Cregg.  “And harvests start as early as late October.”


  • Giving TUEsday campaign to raise funds for CANR Student Club Grants

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    Posted on November 29, 2016 8:02am

    Did participation in a student club enhance your MSU experience? This year’s #GivingTUEsday campaign in the college is to raise $5,000 to support Student Club Grants through the CANR Alumni Association.

    This fund provides support for scholarships, student club activities and alumni programming in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CANR). The fund also underwrites the CANR Alumni Association’s Student Club Grant Program. 


  • Unleashing trees in the battle against climate change

    Portrait of author Lauren Cooper (view larger image)

    Posted on November 23, 2016 3:35pm

    In discussions around climate change and natural resources, one widely mentioned oversimplification is that “cutting trees is bad for the environment.” While true that global forest loss has environmental implications, sustainably managed working forests can provide impressive climate benefits in both carbon sequestration and long-term carbon storage.


  • Forest die-offs ricochet to distant ecosystems

    View of a tropical forest in the Amazon from the top of the 54m tower in Caxiuanã, Brazil. (view larger image)

    Posted on November 18, 2016 10:02am

    The world feels the impact of the infamous El Niño as a mass of warm water in the equatorial Pacific Ocean dramatically changes weather patterns. According to new study published in PLOS ONE, major forest loss and die-offs can have similar far-flung impacts on climate and vegetation. The effects of deforestation, drought, heat and beetle infestations are not only impacting local landscapes, but also affect weather patterns and the health of vegetation in faraway regions. 


  • MSU Forestry graduate student wins for Kirtland’s Warbler research poster

    Poster: Can Short-Rotation Biomass Harvests Increase Options for Management of the Endangered Kirtland’s Warbler? (view larger image)

    Posted on November 17, 2016 10:06am

    MSU Forestry master’s student Daphna Gadoth-Goodman won third place for her poster during the 2016 National Society of American Foresters Convention in Madison, Wisc.

  • Sparty’s Cabin up for auction, featured on Agriculture Hall lawn

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    Posted on November 15, 2016 2:05pm

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean Ron Hendrick, administrative staffers from the CANR as well as students from the MSU student chapter of the US Green Building Council will hold office hours in Sparty’s Cabin from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18. The tiny house is up for auction through the MSU Surplus auction website.


  • What hungry deer mean for forest diversity

    Posted on November 11, 2016 9:35am

    MSU Department of Forestry Associate Professor Mike Walters talks with Michigan Public Radio and the Environment Report about how deer are impacting forest diversity. 


  • MSU Forestry seeks full-time forester

    Posted on November 9, 2016 3:52pm

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University is seeking a full‐time Forester to oversee the management of forested property at the Kellogg Experimental Forest, Russ Forest and other locations.


  • Student Perspective: Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference

    MSU Forestry undergraduate student Mia White, center left at the 2016 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference.  (view larger image)

    Posted on October 19, 2016 3:25pm

    MSU Forestry freshman Mia White shares why she attended the 2016 Sustainable Forestry Initiative Conference. 


  • MSU Forestry seeks Assistant Professor of Forest Policy

    Posted on October 12, 2016 2:07pm

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University invites applicants for a nine‐month tenure system position at the assistant professor rank with a focus in forest policy.


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