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Re: Reports From The States
« Reply #360 on: June 10, 2020, 05:11:18 PM »
Wisconsin/Michigan/Minnesota

RE:  VERSO CLOSING MILLS IN WISCONSIN RAPIDS AND DULUTH
 
 Mills will be “indefinitely idle” beginning this spring and summer.  The Rapids mill takes a fair amount of wood from the U.P. in a market that’s already currently challenged. 

 
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« Reply #361 on: October 10, 2020, 01:31:22 PM »
Minnesota!
Nature Conservancy Buys More Than 2,000 Acres of Land in Superior National Forest
Minnesota Star Tribune, Oct. 7, 2020
More than 2,000 acres of land and six wilderness lakes deep in the heart of Superior National Forest will soon be forever protected. Mike Freed, a retired forestry professor, sold the land this week to the Nature Conservancy, which plans to keep it wild as a corridor and refuge for animals, trees and other wildlife.
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« Reply #362 on: October 16, 2020, 04:47:12 PM »
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Forestry Officials: Be on the Looking for 
Japanese Stiltgrass in Maine
Maine Public, Oct. 13, 2020
The Maine Department of Agriculture Conservation and Forestry is urging landowners and nursery professionals to check for an aggressive, invasive plant that’s only recently been confirmed in Maine.

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« Reply #363 on: November 01, 2020, 04:45:55 PM »
Michigan

RE: FORESTRY AT MICHIGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
 
MSU has been working with Bay College in Escanaba and Muskegon Community College to develop forestry related programs.
https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/training-future-foresters-new-part-of-partnership-between-msu-community-colleges-industry
 
Gogebic Community College has had a program for a number of years.
https://gogebic.edu/academics/Career/forestrytechnology.html
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« Reply #364 on: December 15, 2020, 01:07:00 PM »
Wisconsin

RE:  TALL TIMBER – MILWAUKEE CLAIMS SOME FAME
 
 Milwaukee boasts new construction of a 25-story mass timber apartment building, tallest in the world.  You may have noticed the blurb in the latest SAF eforester. 

 
https://www.wuwm.com/post/worlds-tallest-timber-tower-rising-milwaukee#stream/0


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« Reply #365 on: January 01, 2021, 05:26:58 PM »
Michigan
Invasive, Hyperbolically Named Vine Makes 1st Known Appearance In Michigan
WKAR-FM, Nov. 9, 2020
An invasive plant that has long caused problems in eastern states has been found in Michigan. Now state officials are trying to find out if it's growing anywhere besides an Albion College nature preserve, where a professor spotted it last month.
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« Reply #366 on: January 08, 2021, 06:20:03 PM »
Minnesota
Minnesota DNR Wants Black Spruce Cones, and Has Upped the Price Per Bushel
Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Dec. 31, 2020
The state's black spruce seed cupboard is bare. So the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is paying people $85 a bushel — up from $70 last year — for the cones to meet spring orders for reforesting. The pay was bumped up to attract more people to cone-picking, and the push is on.

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« Reply #367 on: January 09, 2021, 03:50:24 PM »
Wisconsin
The Handbook for Northwoods Forest Conservation (WI)
 WSAU-FM, Jan. 1, 2021
 The COVID-19 pandemic has put conservation workshops and classes on hold, so the Northwoods Alliance and Partners in Forestry Cooperative came together to fill the void. They published a handbook about Northwoods forest conservation as a resource for those interested in land management.
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« Reply #368 on: February 05, 2021, 02:13:53 PM »
Michigan
17-Year Cicadas to Emerge in Michigan This Spring
 WDIV-TV, Feb. 2, 2021
 Sometimes referred to as the Great Eastern Brood, the Brood X periodical cicada is a 17-year cicada that last emerged in 2004. Periodical cicadas spend most of their lives as larva, burrowed in the ground, taking a full 17 years to mature from nymph to adult, feeding on nutrients and fluids from the soil and small roots. When it's time, the buggers tunnel to the surface and wait for the soil to warm to about 64 degrees. Hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions per acre can appear simultaneously in some areas, according to U-Mich researchers, leaving behind an exoskeleton as they fly off to sing and mate.

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« Reply #369 on: May 21, 2021, 01:54:01 PM »
Michigan

RE:  DNR NEWS RELEASE
 
Lower Michigan may see more gypsy moth outbreaks.
 
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2d8cc44
 
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« Reply #370 on: May 21, 2021, 02:19:06 PM »
RE:  MORE INFORMATION ON / ABOUT GYPSY MOTH
 
From our own Dr. Deb McCullough . . . there is more and better information about gypsy moth on the MSU IPM website.  Google “msu gypsy moth” to find information on the topics below.  Each bulletin can be downloaded and printed for free!
 
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« Reply #371 on: July 16, 2021, 01:00:16 PM »
Michigan
Data Shows Impact of Forest Industry in Michigan
 Daily Press, July 14, 2021
 Data released by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources shows the impact the forest products industry has on the state and local economy. Trees stretch toward the sky across more than half of Michigan's landscape, supporting 20.3 million acres of forest. Most of this abundant forest land can produce commercial timber, a renewable and sustainably managed resource. Most forest land — at 62% — is privately owned, while state and local governments manage roughly 23%. About 15 percent of forests are on federal lands.
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« Reply #372 on: July 23, 2021, 05:52:12 PM »
South Carolina
South Carolina Banning Sales of Bradford Pear Trees; Foresters Explain Why
WRDW-TV, July 20, 2021
 South Carolina is banning the sale of invasive Bradford Pear trees because of their impact on SC ecosystems. Foresters say the trees spread quickly and are hard to control because of their strong and copious thorns that have been known to damage heavy-duty forestry vehicles. "This is equipment that goes out in the woods and deals with all kinds of things, and they won't go near places with pears because they know their equipment is going to be damaged," says David Jenkins, Forest Health Project Manager at the SC Forestry Commission.
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« Reply #373 on: August 20, 2021, 12:51:12 PM »
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Invasive Bug Found Near Rockford a Threat to Christmas Tree Industry (MI)WOOD-TV, Aug. 16, 2021
An invasive bug that's a potential threat to Michigan's Christmas tree industry has been discovered in Kent County. The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development announced Monday it had confirmed the state's first detected case of the balsam woolly adelgid near Rockford. MDARD said the homeowner noticed several Fraser firs in their yard were declining and contacted an arborist, who spotted the infestation and alerted the state. It's unclear how the bug reached Michigan or how long it's been in our state, but MDARD Director Gary McDowell said it's "plausible" the invader arrived on trees shipped to a nursery.
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« Reply #374 on: August 20, 2021, 01:34:26 PM »
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The Hunt Is On to Find Michigan's Biggest Trees
 WHMI-FM, Aug. 14, 2021
 Those embarking on end of summer vacations or planning activities for the fall are encouraged to add Michigan's Big Tree Hunt to their list. The 15th Biennial Michigan Big Tree Hunt contest is again being hosted by ReLeaf Michigan, a statewide non-profit focused on tree planting and education. The deadline was extended due to COVID-19 and is open to all ages. The non-profit awards certificates and prizes for the largest tree submitted in each county, for the overall largest tree in different age groups and the largest White Pine. The largest trees in the state can be found anywhere — a backyard, a local park or a hiking trail.
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« Reply #375 on: August 27, 2021, 02:11:39 PM »
Michigan
The Michigan DNR Is Paying People to Collect Pine Cones
WILX-TV, Aug. 23, 2021
 The Michigan Department of Natural Resources needs help collecting pine cones. It's paying people $75 for red pine cones Sept. 1-30. Red Pines are among the most common trees in Michigan, and one of the most in demand trees. "It's important from the prospective of being able to take out Carbon from the atmosphere and store it. And it's also important as a basis of our forest products industry," said Richard Kobe, MSU Professor of Forestry. The trees are used to make things like utility poles, 2x4's and log cabins. The DNR is collecting these pine cones to replace trees cut down for industry.
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« Reply #376 on: September 03, 2021, 03:04:04 PM »
Michigan
Fir Tree-Killing Insect Detected in Michigan
 Michigan Radio, Aug. 30, 2021
 Another tree-killing insect has been found in Michigan. The balsam woolly adelgid is an invasive sap-sucking insect which kills fir trees. The first confirmed case was found near Rockford in Kent County.
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« Reply #377 on: January 21, 2022, 02:16:00 PM »
Florida
IKEA Buys Land Damaged by Hurricane in Florida to Plant Forests
Reuters, Jan. 13, 2022
Ingka Group, the owner of most IKEA furniture stores worldwide, has bought more land in the United States as part of a long-term commitment to responsible forest management. Ingka Group will plant seedlings of mainly longleaf pine on the 1,321 hectares (3,264 acres) of land in Florida. "The new forests will support increased biodiversity, help ensure sustainable timber production from responsibly managed forests, and recover land damaged by Hurricane Michael in October 2018," the company said.
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« Reply #378 on: July 12, 2022, 12:53:09 PM »
Michigan DNR Utilization & Marketing Newsletter- Summer 2022

Forest Utilization & Marketing Newsletter - Summer 2022
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« Reply #379 on: August 14, 2022, 04:02:01 PM »
Michigan's UP, Sad News!

RE:  COLLIN HAGAN TRAGEDY
 
Collin Hagan, son of Shawn and Jeanmarie Hagan, died in a fire-fighting accident on 10 August on the Big Swamp Fire near Oakridge, Oregon.  The Douglas County, Oregon press release is https://www.radioresultsnetwork.com/2022/08/11/218175/
 
·        The Fireman’s Honor Guard procession from the airport to the funeral home was this past Saturday. 
·        Thursday evening – TBD – visitation, Mountain View Mortuary, South Range
·        Friday morning – TBD – Funeral mass, Holy Family Catholic Church, South Range
 
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Prayers sent!

 "I know Shawn and Jeanmarie Hagan and remember when their son Collin was born in 1995. Shawn and Jeanmarie are both forestry graduates from Michigan Tech. and are foresters in the UP". 
 
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