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This section supports the related Environment Section in the CD ROM. Additionally, quite a bit of time is spent on tree physiology, which is key to understanding many of our forest management practices.   Additionally, background topics to natural resources are discussed.

Exploration Areas

Tree Physiology
The Ever-changing Forest
Forest Ecology
Wildlife Ecology
Forest Health
Hydrologic Cycle
Nutrient Cycling and Soils
Fast Fun Forest Facts


Trees carry out their life cycles within a mix of biological and non-biological factors.  This is true of any life form.  Trees significantly affect many other life forms, as well as many non-biological factors (such as soil type, water, microenvironments, etc.).  This is not true for many life forms.   Trees are the some of the largest life forms on Earth and have unique structures.   They also have much in common with other green plants.  Because of their large size, unique structures, and high level of utility, trees are some of the most interesting and popular organisms known. 

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MSUElogo.tif (16254 bytes) This website was developed and created by Michigan State University Extension for the teachers of the State of Michigan.  The website is maintained by the Delta-Schoolcraft Independent School District in support of the Michigan Forests Forever CD-ROM from the Michigan Forest Resource Alliance.

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