Due to the number of requests for newsletters, inserts, and general information in a newspaper-style format, the following series is posted for review and use.   If one of these articles matches the venue in which you work, feel free to use it.   Please keep in  mind that the original target audience resides in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The text can simply be cut-n-pasted from the webpage into a word processor.  Please cite the author and acknowledge Michigan State University Extension.   Each article also includes a suggested trailer.  Byline images are posted at the bottom of this page. And lastly, please let Bill Cook know which articles that you use, the name of the publication, and the expected printing date.  He tracks article use for job evaluation purposes.

The articles are arranged by year and month (numbers 1 - 12), the most recent years first, going back to July, 1997.   We'll try to keep these pages current.  

 


2017

  1.  Michigan Boilers
  2.  Paperless Project
  3.  Misperceptions About Wood-based Energy
       Planting Choices:  Natives and Exotics
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2016

  1.  How Dense Can You Get?
  2.  Seeking Foresters
  3.  Uphill Battles
  4.  Forest Sustainability
  5.  Harvest Readiness
  6.  Heating the Midwest

       Hauger Forest Products
  7.  Let 'Em Grow?
  8.  Logging and the English Language
  9.  Persistence of Oak Wilt
10.  Why Cut Down a Tree?
11.  Autumn Inspections
       Tree Identification
12
.  Heat and Boilers
        Forestry Assistance

2015

  1.  Logs, Sticks, Bolts, and Chips
  2.  Tracking Forests
  3.  Forest Evolution
  4.  Wood Energy
  5.  Riparian Forests
  6.  Meet the Maple Nemesis
  7.  What's Up With the Trees?
  8.  Does It Get Any Cleaner?
  9.  Honeydew
10.  Wood Heat
11.  Dormant Forests
12
.  Wood Is Warm

2014

  1.  Tolerating Winter
       Feeding Deer
  2.  North American Wildlife Model
  3.  The Big Picture
  4.  Regeneration
  5.  Value of Log Hauling in Michigan
  6.  Conservation in Question
  7.  Forestry Assistance
  8.  Exotic Forest Diseases
       Exotic Forest Insects
  9.  Exotic Forest Plants
10.  Oak Wilt Treatment
11.  Re-thinking Northern Hardwoods
12
.  Alien Observations

2013

  1.  In the Aftermath of Oak Wilt
  2.  What Is Good Habitat?
  3.  Timber Sale Income Taxes
  4.  Photosynthesis
  5.  Of Woods and Woodcock
  6.  Industry Values
  7.  Burning On Purpose
  8.  Changing Forests
  9.  Degrees of Alienation
10.  Northern Hardwoods
11.  Among the Trees
12
.  Environmental Effects of Christmas Trees

2012

  1.  Winter Opportunities
  2.  Forest Composition
  3.  Forest Growth & Harvest
  4.  Know Your Forest Numbers
  5.  Forest Carbon
  6.  Wildfire Hazards in Michigan
  7.  Selecting a Logger
       FBIC Field Day
  8.  Summer Forest Pests
  9.  Forestry Consultants
10.  Drought & Wildlife
11.  Asian Long-horned Beetle
12
.  Advance of the Adelgids

2011

  1.  Winter Adaptations
  2.  Timber Sale Income Taxes
  3.  Private Forest Lands
  4.  MSAF Auto Tour
  5.  Pest Watch
       Wood Biomass Inventories
  6. 
In the Wake of Tree Planting
  7.  Forests & Carbon
  8.  Forest Renewal
  9.  Firewood
10.  Public Forest Ownership
11.  Woody Biomass Harvesting Guidance
12.  Forest Change

2010

  1.  Ten Biomass Myths    
  2.  Buckthorn
  3.  Timber Sale Income Taxes
  4.  Forest Identification
  5.  Family Forest Succession
       Oak Wilt in the UP
  6.  Wood Energy Challenges
  7.  What Is Woody Biomass?
       Frontier Renewable Resources
  8.  Wood Energy Technologies
  9.  Wood Energy Users
10.  Wood Energy Plantations
11.  Michigan Forest & Forestry Information  
12.  Timber Sale Success


2009

  1.  Forest Invasives     
  2.  It's OK to Cut Trees    
  3.  Using Wood for Energy in the U.P.   
  4.  Forest Pests
  5.  Wood-based Biofuels   
  6.  Keeping Forests     
  7.  Life's A Birch
  8.  Visual Quality
  9.  Oak Wilt in the U.P.   
10.  Forest Programs You Might Not Know About
11.  Forest Inventory
12.  Passing On the Land 


2008

  1.  What You Can Do With Wood    
  2.  Energy From Wood!
  3.  Tree Planting
  4.  Estimating Timber Volume    
  5.  Tree Identification    
  6. 
Deer Impacts
       Drought Stress     
  7.  Energy From Woody Biomass
  8.  Timber Harvest Methods
  9.  District Heating & Cooling
10.  Why Forest Management?
11.  Logging Slash   
12.  Ownership Makes A Difference
   


2007

  1.  Taxation & Forest Land
  2.  Benign Neglect
  3.  Forestry Assistance
  4.  Woody Biomass Technologies
  5.  Carol Linnaeus
  6.  Forestry Programs
  7.  Reasons Why Harvesting Can Be Bad
  8.  Tree Cutting
  9.  Fall Colors
10.  Forest Ownership
11.  Public Forestry Assistance
12.  Michigan Energy


2006

  1.  Timber Taxation
  2.  Management - Aspen
  3.  Management - Jack Pine
  4.  Management - Northern Hardwoods
  5.  Management - Cedar
  6.  Management - Mixed Hardwoods
       Oak Wilt
  7.  Management - Red Pine
  8.  Management - Upland Conifers
  9.  Management - Difficult Species
10.  Management Is A Solution
11.  New Forestry Legislative Package
12.  Deforestation


2005

  1.  Small Sawmills
  2.  Timber Taxation
  3.  Emerald Ash Borer
       Special - Oak Wilt
  4.  Carrying Capacity
  5.  Planning, Sustainability, & Certification
  6.  Select Cutting
  7.  Beyond Stumpage
  8.  Trees & Drought
  9.  Forest Future?
10.  Forest Invasives
11.  Firewood as Fuel
12.  Harvesting Is A Helping Hand


2004

  1.  Forest Planning
  2.  FLEP Cost-share Program
  3.  Timber Taxes
  4.  Tree Planting
  5.  Top 10 Environmental Benefits
       Special - Oak Wilt
  6.  Family Forests 
  7.  So, What's So Good About Cutting Trees?
  8.  Forest Education
  9.  Color Season
10.  Mighty Oaks
11.  Season of Harvest (timber harvest)
12.  Got Timber?


2003

  1.  Tree Families
  2.  Pines or Not
  3.  A Rose By Another Name?
  4.  Many Michigan Maples 
  5.  Aspens and Willows 
  6.  Beautiful Birches
  7.  Elegant Elms
  8.  Mighty Oaks 
       Special - Gypsy Moth 2003
  9.  Sustainable Forests
10.  Forest Certification
11.  Healthy Forests Initiative
       Special - Beech Bark Disease
12.  Food Chains


2002

  1.   Early Successional Forest Types
  2.   Old Growth
  3.   Forest Facts
  4.   Public Land Survey
  5.   Red Pine and Diversity
  6.   Insects and Diseases
  7.   Exotic Invasions!
  8.  Too Much Harvest?
  9.  The Color Season
10.  Forest Legacy Program 

11.  Careful With That Firewood! (EABr & other hitch-hikers)
12.  Michigan Christmas Trees


2001

  1.  Federal Taxes and Timber Sale Income
  2.  Timber Harvest and Tree Health
  3.  A Forest Management Imperative
  4.  Lessons to Learn
  5.  Here Come the Caterpillars!
  6.  Forest Quiz
  7.  To See the Light
  8.  Natural Regeneration
  9.  The Color Season
10.  Michigan Wildlife
11.  Forest Industry
12.  Selling Your Trees


2000

  1.  Sustainable Forestry Education
 
2.  Natural Resource Assistance
  3.  Taxes and Timber
  4.  Forestry? Think Again!
  5.  Forest Management Is For People
  6.  Forest Ownership
  7.  Forest Types
  8.  Timber Management
  9.  The Color Season
10.  Is That Good Logging? (SFI Hotline)
11.  Selecting Loggers
12.  Michigan Christmas Trees


1999

  1.  Forests and Foresters
  2.  What's Bugging You?
  3.  U.P. Tree Identification
  4.  Ten Easy Ways to Kill a Seedling
  5.  Wildfire and Homes
  6.  Signs of Forestry (U.P. Auto Tour)
  7.  Habitat for Wildlife
  8.  Soil, The Unsung Resource
  9.  The Color Season
10.  Forestry Is a Success Story
11.  Wood If You Could?
12.  Pine Trees


1998

  1.  Tree Planting
  2.  A Good Forest This Way Comes
  3.  Questions Fourth Graders Ask About Trees
  4.  Ten Easy Ways to Kill a Seedling
  5.  Our State Forests
  6.  Forest Sustainability?
  7.  Who Are Those Guys? (NIPF owners)
  8.  Forest Regeneration
  9.  Leaf Peepers!
10.  The Intolerant Need Help
11.  Different Strokes (silvicultural systems)
12.  Forest Plans


1997

  7.  Timber Production Is A Good Thing
  8.  Selling Your Timber At The First Offer
  9.  It's Happening Again (Fall Color Season)
10.  It's That Amazing U.P.!
11.  Where Do You Go? (for forestry assistance)
12.  'Tis The Season (chimney maintenance)


 

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