Balsam Fir (christmas tree)
slightly to the wet but pretty wide range of habitat
Light gray bark/ raised bubble (resin), smooth bark when young
Spruce budworm can kill these trees
Michigan snow fresh
Balsam oil, ground
Sue Spaldings research on the effects of clearcutting and fire on jack pine
ecosystems showed that amount of coarse woody debris was similar in young
jack pine stands affected by fire or clearcutting.
Because of its almost guaranteed succ
East Lansing has a larger percentage of street trees in excellent and good shape than does Ann
On a spectrum anchored at one end by multiple use and the other by dominant use, which forest
areas best represent (1) multiple use and
Which native pine tree has twisted needles?
eastern white pine
Which "Tree Time" species has flowers called catkins which are borne before
American basswood and aspens
One of 9 evergreen conifers
Needles are small and delicate, slightly toothed toward the tip, dark green on top,
about an inch, small pedial at the base to attach to twig
Cones are about a inch long, turning brown in late fall, seeds are ti
Which one of the Tree Time species has tree bark markings that the
legendary Anishinabeg entity Nanabozho caused when he whipped
the tree bark with a willow tree because of his anger regarding lost
a) paper birch
Which Tree Time species is used
Which species is used to make baskets by indigenous people in Michigan?
northern red oak
Which "Tree Time" species is monoecious and has a relatively flat cap on top
of its fruit?
Which "Tree Time" species is widely adaptable in its habitat requirements,
which is one reason why it is such a desirable ornamental?
Which "Tree Time" species is known for its allelopathic effects?
d) black walnut
Which French Voyageur canoe was the largest (36 feet long!) of all
birch bark canoes?
a) the Canot de Maitre or Montreal canoe.
Michigans 19th century General Land Office (GLO) survey records are
useful today in
b) reconstructing maps of the forest cover
Assignment 14: Insects and diseases
Insects: In class Thursday, April 5
Diseases: In class, Tuesday, April 10
Each of you areassigned to a forest insect pest or a forest disease. See the list below.
For YOUR insect or disease, be prepared to teach yo
Due: Thursday, March 15 by 10:20 am
Send via email or bring to Baker Woodlot with you
Hopefully, you have at least considered a topic for your paper (the paper instructions are
pasted below). The paper has four parts. Part 1 is a des
Due: Thursday, January 12 before 5pm via email to Conor Shanahan at
1. What is the name of the course textbook?_
2. True or False
The exams in FOR 202 are cumulative.
3. How much of yo
Assignment 4: Forest ecology
Due: in class on 1/19
Please read the article: A brief primer on ecology and forest ecosystems by Hamish
Kimmins (on the ANGEL site under readings).
As you read, think about and note examples that of the following that you hav
Tree anatomy and physiology
Due: January 12. Please bring to class.
Hopefully, some of this will be a review for some of you. (Think high school
Places to start:
1. Based on both the data you collected and the data we compiled in class, what
were the most common categories of the ways forests are important to people?
Why is it important to sustainable forest management t
1. What is a tree?
2. What are the parts of a tree?
3. What are the different kinds of roots and what do they do?
4. What are mychorrizae and why are they important to trees?
5. Why is Michigan State University concerned ab
Due in class on January 26, 2012
1. What is the position of the Obama administration relative to forests and forestrelated issues?
2. What is the position of (pick one):
Mitt Romney or
Ron Paul or
Newt Gingrich or
Assignment 12: Who manages our forests?
Due: before 12 noon on Wednesday, March 14
There are 2 parts to this assignment.
Part 1: What are the natural resource responsibilities of each of the following
agencies and organizations? BE specific and complete p
Assignment 11: Nontimber forest products
Due: In class 2/21/12
Please read the article Grow and collect special forest products which is posted in a
separate file on the course ANGEL site. Select a special forest product of interest to y