Posted February 23, 2016 2:27 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

The 2015 Forest Health Highlights report is a summary of the condition of Michigan's forests during the past year and the work done to preserve and protect them by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
The 2015 Forest Health Highlights report is a summary of the condition of Michigan’s forests during the past year and the work done to preserve and protect them by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.
Michigan DNR
Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Lansing, MI -(AmmoLand.com)- Michigan’s approximately 20 million acres of forest land play a key role in the state’s recreation, forest products and other important industries, and the health of those forests is essential to sustaining this vital resource for many generations.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has released its 2015 Forest Health Highlights report, an overview of Michigan’s forests, the insects and diseases that have threatened them over the past year, and details about what is being done to improve the state’s urban and rural forests.

The report breaks down forest health threats by examining insects and diseases, forest decline and ongoing forest health research. Accompanying photos and maps illustrate the pests and show the effects they have had on Michigan’s forest system.

Among the highlights in the report are the DNR’s efforts to control oak wilt, a serious disease that threatens Michigan’s extensive red oak resource. In cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, tens …Read the Rest

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