• Supporting Michigan’s maple syrup industry

    Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are working to improve sap sugar content in sugar maple trees. Identifying high-sugar planting stock will help Michigan maple syrup producers be more competitive in the marketplace.
  • Exotic pest trapping

    Researchers at the W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying potentially harmful insects that may colonize pine tree, shedding light on the types of insect communities associated with pines, spruce and hardwood trees.
  • Advancing biomass collection processes

    Researchers from the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest have paired up with the U.S. Forest Service to improve national biomass equations used to manage forest ecosystems and health.
  • Addressing Phomopsis on blue spruce

    Researchers at W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are studying the Phomopsis fungus and its devastating effects on Colorado Blue Spruce. Phomopsis is a disease of the branches, resulting in a loss of needles.
  • Finding new sources of ornamental conifers

    At the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest, researchers are conducting a true fir test. The focus is on new conifers for Michigan's landscape. At the Kellogg Forest there are 42 different types of firs, 31 different species, three hybrids and some of the same species from different geographic regions. Researchers are looking for a new source of ornamental plants.
  • Using lures to combat Emerald Ash Borer

    Researchers at the W.K. Kellogg Experimental Forest are using purple panel detection traps in order to test various lures and chemicals that mimic ash trees. The goal is to attract the emerald ash borer and once an ideal lure is found, the lures can then be used in areas outside the core infestation areas in Michigan.

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