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Forest owner and NRCS employees examine a tree planting in Baraga County.

Michigan Forestry

The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Michigan works in partnership with other federal, state, local and Tribal governments as well as universities and non-governmental organizations to provide technical assistance on private land forestry issues. 


Michigan DNR Website

Direct Seeding

Illinois Direct Seeding Handbook

Forestry Education

Michigan Forest Pathways Education Resources

Forest Pest Management

Christmas Tree Pest Manual, MSU Extension FS Bulletin E-2676
USFS Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry Website
Forest Tree Health/Forest Pests - Michigan DNR


Herbicides for Forest Management (Wisconsin DNR)

Tree/Shrub Databases & Identification

SelecTree- A database that matches trees to 49 site characteristics
USDA Plants Database
Virginia Tech Dendrology Home Page
Virginia Tech Dendrology Syllabus (Pictures, Keys and I.D. info)

Forest Tax Issues

National Timber Tax Web site

Additional Information

NRCS Michigan State Forester

Find Your Local Service Center

USDA Service Centers are locations where you can connect with Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or Rural Development employees for your business needs. Enter your state and county below to find your local service center and agency offices. If this locator does not work in your browser, please visit