• Grant awarded for research on oak wilt

    Oak wilt will turn red oak leaves into a dull green or brown. Heavy defoliation accompanies leaf wilting and discoloration.

    Posted on January 20, 2017 3:27pm

    MSU Forestry faculty Monique SakalidisDeborah McCullough and Bert Cregg, along with Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences Academic Specialist Jan Byrne, have been awarded a Michigan Invasive Species Grant to study oak wilt.

  • MSU student opportunity: student research assistants

    Posted on January 16, 2017 3:48pm

    The Department of Forestry at Michigan State University, in collaboration with multiple industry partners, is seeking two highly motivated green bioproducts student research assistants for Spring and Summer of 2017.


  • MSU student opportunity: social and digital media assistant

    Posted on January 13, 2017 4:36pm

    MSU Forestry is seeking a student assistant to play an active role in developing MSU Forestry’s online presence. The Student Assistant will work with the Communications Coordinator to maintain MSU Forestry’s social media platforms and promote Department programs, courses, activities and events.

  • MSU alumna plans to live in Sparty’s Cabin

    MSU Provost June Pierce Youatt, left, presents the keys to Debra Levantrosser on January 6.

    Posted on January 9, 2017 10:05am

    Sparty’s Cabin has a new owner. Michigan State University alumna Debra Levantrosser is the new owner of the tiny house hand-built by students. The 100-percent livable house complete with a hand-crafted wood counter top, shelves and sliding door has been up for auction since October.


  • Grant awarded from the International Society of Arboriculture

    Dr. Emily Huff is an assistant professor in human dimensions of forestry at MSU

    Posted on December 15, 2016 9:11am

    Dr. Emily Huff, in collaboration with USDA Forest Service colleagues Michelle Johnson, Lara Roman, Lindsay Campbell, Nancy Sonti, and Clara Pregitzer was awarded a contract to write a literature review on Resilience in Urban Forestry from the International Society of Arboriculture.


  • MSU year in review features the Shadows Collection

    MSU Shadows Collection logo

    Posted on December 12, 2016 5:12pm

    The MSU Shadows Collection is one of four video vignettes featured for the Spartan 2016 year in review. 

  • Watermelons, snakes and Christmas trees

    A child drew a watermelon slice, which was inspired by the book, “The Watermelon Seed” by Greg Pizzoli.

    Posted on December 9, 2016 10:01am

    How do watermelons, teapots, snakes and some very hungry caterpillars end up on Christmas trees? It’s the result of a partnership between the MSU Department of Horticulture, the Department of Forestry and about 450 elementary schoolers. Every year, students from Greater Lansing take part in a literacy lesson and decorate holiday ornaments based on their chosen books. These ornaments are put on display at MSU.


  • Christmas trees are dying from drought

    A dead Christmas tree seedling at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass. BOSTON GLOBE/GETTY IMAGES

    Posted on December 5, 2016 12:24pm

    As large parts of the U.S. suffer months of unusually dry weather, conifer seedlings are dying and mature trees are turning into fire hazards. MSU Department of Horticulture and Forestry Associate Professor Bert Cregg says the outlook might not be so bleak.


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

    Bert Cregg, image from MSU Today

    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

    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. 


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