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MICHIGAN FORESTS FOREVER TEACHERS GUIDE

 


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Try developing one or more of these ideas into a exploratory-discovery activity.

1.  Students can research forest damaging insects that affect Michigan forests.

2.  Discover and learn about damaging agents in your local area.  What might the prognoses be for the next year?

3.  Learn about invasive exotic species in your area.   Where did they come from?  What kind of damage do they do to trees?

4.  Research and write a report on a specific tree disease, insect pest, or other damaging agent.

5.  What forest damaging agents are there besides insects and diseases?

Some Internet resources:

     U.S. Forest Service - www.na.fs.fed.us/spfo/pubs/fidlpage.htm
    
MSU "CAT" Alerts, Landscape Edition - www.msue.msu.edu/ipm/aboutcat.htm
    
MSU Plant Problem ID Website:  www.msue.msu.edu/msue/imp/problems.html
    
DNR Forest Health - www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,1607,7-153-10367_11853---,00.html
    
Invasive Species - www.invasivespecies.gov 
     Emerald Ash Borer - www.emeraldashborer.info
     Michigan Invasive Plant Council - www.msue.msu.edu/mipc/
     Michigan Society of American Foresters - http://forestry.msu.edu/msaf/ForestInfo/Health/MainHealth.htm

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