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Northern White Cedar Regeneration Trials

Program objective

The goal of the Northern White Cedar Regeneration Project is to quantitatively evaluate previous white cedar regeneration patterns and provide recommendations for additional research and management to the state of Michigan.


Universities and research institutions


  1. Application materials will be posted with a due date of March 12, 2021.
  2. Completed applications and budget sheets will be submitted to the Forest Resources Division for review.
  3. Applications are approved, adjusted or denied by March 19, 2021.
  4. Applicants are notified and agreements signed.


Applications are due March 12, 2021.

Grants will be awarded April 1, 2021.

Dollar amount(s) available

Up to $500,000 over 3 years.

Funding source: Forest Development Fund.


Jason Hartman, State Silviculturist, 989-390-0279.

Forms and information for applicants

White Cedar Research Request for Proposals

This summary outlines the structure and application process for a 3-year research grant. The grant involves a literature review, historical treatment analyses, and design of future experimentation.

Download the White Cedar Research Request for Proposals (PDF)

Budget Template

Use this template as a guide to develop a proposed budget.

Download budget template

Proposal Template

Use this template as a guide to develop the proposal. 

Download proposal template

List of previous cedar regeneration treatments

A summary of previous state forest cedar and lowland conifer treatments, used to help frame a proposal and formulate a FY2021 measurement plan. The researcher is encouraged to reach out to other landowners for additional sites.

Learn about historic treatments