A Lesson in Forestry: Room to Grow

Bill Cook MSU Extension Forester/Biologist, Ret.

Wood is the most environmentally friendly raw material at our disposal. The legacy of human wood use is rich and the future is bright. But is it a panacea?

 Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that most people will agree that wood is a sustainable and renewable resource; and has a small footprint measured against carbon emissions, energy use, and produces a variety of environmental benefits. Okay.  

To use wood, or any other resource, an inventory can start the process and add to decision-making. So, how much wood does Michigan have? A lot!

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