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Forestry Research Guide: MSU and Michigan Resources

This is a guide to resources in the study of Forestry.

Dendrology: the scientific study of trees

Silviculture: the growing and cultivation of trees. from The New Oxford American Dictionary, 2nd. Erin McKean. Oxford University Press, 2005

MSU and Michigan Resources


Upper Peninsula Tree Identification Key from Michigan State University Extension
Great site to help key out Michigan trees and to learn how to make a logical and useful key - good for kids, too!  

Hiawatha National Forest

Huron-Manistee National Forests

Michigan Manual of Forestry / Filibert Roth, 1914-1916.
Volumes I. Forest regulation, or, The preparation and development of forest working plans
Volume II. Forest valuation. Ann Arbor, Mich., 1914-16
Full text from the Core Historical Literature of Agriculture (CHLA) Project.

Michigan Association of Timbermen
The Michigan Association of Timbermen is a non-profit trade association, representing the forest products industry of Michigan. Founded in 1972, MAT has provided effective representation of Michigan's forestry community, including those who grow, harvest and process forest products.

Michigan Big Tree Program of the Michigan Botanical Club
The Big Tree Program of the Michigan Botanical Club started soon after the organization of the club in 1941. Paul Thompson, affiliated with the Cranbrook Institute of Science, became the state's Big Tree Coordinator and served in the capacity for over forty years until his death in 1994. Many individuals, mostly Michigan Botanical Club members, worked with Paul over the years as he set about discovering, measuring, and recording Michigan's biggest trees and shrubs. Champion-sized trees were reported to American Forests, nominated for National Champion status, and subsequently listed in the "National Register of Big Trees" issued every two years by American Forests.

Michigan Botanical Club

Michigan Christmas Tree Association

Michigan DNR - Forest Management and Planning

Michigan Forest Association

Michigan Forest Pathways

Michigan Forest Resource Alliance (MFRA)

Northern Research Station - USDA FS
North Central Research Station and the Northeastern Research Station have joined to form the Northern Research Station. Our 20-state region spans the Midwest from Minnesota to Missouri and the Northeast from Maine to Maryland.

Society of American Foresters - Michigan Chapters

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