Forestry

Photo of a forest.

Arbor Day

National Arbor Day is celebrated each year on the last Friday in April to encourage tree planting and tree care. For information about Arbor Day, visit the Arbor Day Foundation web site.

Big Tree Hunt

The Michigan Big Tree Hunt is on! Find out how you can join the search for a national champion in Michigan and download an entry form to submit your big find.

Common Tree Diseases & Pests

Have a problem with an insect or disease on your trees? Take a look at our Common Tree Diseases & Pests page for information on several common tree diseases and insect problems. If what you have is not listed, the Master Gardeners at the MSU Extension office may be able to help you. They have a diagnostic lab to analyze and identify plant problems and make control or management recommendations. Contact the Master Gardeners at (734) 997-1819.

Crop Tree Management

Crop tree management is a very effective way to manage your trees. Learn more about Crop Trees and Thinning.

Forest Service

For information on national forests, visit the USDA Forest Service web site.

Fruit Tree Planting & Care

Information and links on the planting and care of fruit trees.

Grapevine Cutting

Learn more about cutting grapevines and poison ivy vines, which can cause serious damage to standing trees.

Invasive Species & Control

Invasive species have negative ecological, economic, social and public health impacts. Review our Invasive Species and Control page for general information.

Two particular invasives that can seriously impact woodlots and their productivity are Autumn Olive and Oriental Bittersweet.

Kiln Drying

Other Forestry/Tree Links

Plant a Tree

Check out our Tree & Shrub Planting Guide, which includes a plant spacing chart; information on site preparation; planting; and maintenance recommendations.

Also review our handy reference, Likelihood of Deer Damage on Trees and Shrubs, which provides general guidance in selecting plants based on their deer damage potential.

Pruning Forest Trees

Learn about pruning forest trees, an excellent way to improve the value of a standing tree for a future harvest.

Timber Sales

If you are looking to sell timber from your woodlot or need assistance with a timber sale, look at our Timber Sales page for information on consulting foresters, timber buyers, how to conduct a sale, and more.

Tree Farm

For information on starting or being certified as a Tree Farm, visit the American Tree Farm System web site.

Tree Identification

Tree Transplanting

For helpful information, see Planting and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs from the University of Minnesota Extension Service.

Urban Trees

Washtenaw County Conservation District
7203 Jackson Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-9506 [Map]
Phone: (734) 761-6721 x 5
Fax: (855) 665-5586
Open Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.