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Seeing the Forest AND the Trees
Join DNR educator Craig Kasmer from one of Michigan's most amazing forest resources, Hartwick Pines State Park. An area that escaped the axes of Michigan's white pine logging era, Hartwick Pines boast stands of enormous white pines and is a tremendous setting to learn about how trees grow, what benefits they provide us and wildlife, and how forests are managed in Michigan. This 30-minute presentation will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Learn the parts of a tree and how it grows and how individual tree species may have different needs for growing.
- Discover how trees provide us with wood products that we use every day of our lives.
- Understand that forests provide habitat for wildlife and help improve water quality.
- Recognize the need for harvesting trees to promote a healthy forest and improve wildlife habitat and safety.