Forestry Information and Resources

Find answers to your forestry questions here.  Browse topics including forest pests and diseases, education, tree ID, and much more.


General Forestry Links

Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Natural Resource Conservation Service – Forestry in Michigan

United States Forest Service – State and Private Forestry

Forest * A * Syst – information for forest owners

USDA Soil Web Survey

MSU Soil Testing Laboratory

USFS Internet Resources

USFS Ecosystem Services

Silviculture of Major Tree Species

Forestry Suppliers, Inc

Timber Taxes

American Forest Foundation


Forestry Associations Links

Society of American Foresters

Association of Consulting Foresters

Michigan Society of American Foresters

Michigan Forest Association

Michigan Conservation Districts

Michigan Association of Timbermen

Michigan Forest Resource Alliance

Michigan Forest Products Council

Michigan Forest Pathways

Forest Landowners Association

American Tree Farm System

My Land Plan (online planning tools for landowners)

National Woodland Owners Association

Association for Temperate Agroforestry


Forest Health Issues

MI DNR – Forest Health

USFS National Forest Health Monitoring

Midwest Invasive Species Information Network

MSU Diagnostic Services   (this lab identifies insects, diseases, and plants for a small fee)

Guide to Common Tree Diseases (courtesy of Sarah at the W.B. Goodwin Community Center)

Forest and Shade Tree Pathology


Forestry Links for K-12 Teachers

Michigan Forest Pathways Curriculum

Michigan Forests Forever

Project Learning Tree – Michigan

Project Learning Tree – National

Project WILD – Michigan

Project WILD – National

Project WET – Michigan

Project WET – National

Future Farmers of America – Michigan Forestry Program

Future Farmers of America – National Forestry Program

Council for Environmental Education

North American Association for Environmental Education

Children and Nature Network

Last Child in the Woods  (book by Richard Louv)

Forestry Field Studies: A Manual for Science Teachers  (book by Glenn and Dickmann)


Michigan State University Links

MSU Department of Forestry

MSU Department of Forestry – Bulletins

MSU Extension

MSU Extension Bookstore (Bulletins)

Michigan Natural Features Inventory


Links to Great Forestry Books

Michigan Trees

Trees of Michigan: Including Shrubs

Trees of Michigan and the Upper Great Lakes

Trees of Michigan: Field Guide

The Forests of Michigan

Michigan Forest Communities  (pdf)

Important Forest Trees of the Eastern United States  (pdf)

Forestry Field Studies: A Manual for Science Teachers

Woodland Stewardship

A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods

Positive Impact Forestry

Common Sense Forestry

Working With Your Woodland

The Woodland Management Handbook

A Farmer’s Guide to Woodland Management  (pdf)


Links to Books on Forestry & Finances

Owning and Managing Forests

Estate Planning for Private Forest Owners  (pdf)

Ties to the Land


Links to Some Wildlife Books

Managing Michigan’s Wildlife

Wildlife & Woodlot Management

Quality Food Plots

Ultimate Guide to Planting Food Plots for Deer and Other Wildlife


Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry Consultants in Michigan (pdf)

International Society of Aboriculture

Forestry Contact