Eyes on the Forest

The “Eyes on the Forest” program links research, outreach and communication activities through MSU’s Department of Entomology and MSU Extension.

About

The “Eyes on the Forest” program links research, outreach and communication activities through MSU’s Department of Entomology and MSU Extension.

Target Invaders

Asian Longhorned Beetle, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, and Thousand Cankers Disease. All three of these invasive pests can kill their host trees. If any one of them become established in Michigan, it will be extremely difficult to stop them.

We Need You!

One way to keep these unwanted invaders out of our woods is to create a network of sentinel trees across the state. The ultimate goal is to recruit trained volunteers who agree to “adopt” an individual tree, and periodically monitor and report on the condition of the tree over time. Changes in the condition of the tree are often important clues about what’s happening with these pests. The more volunteers, the greater the number of sentinel trees, and the greater the chance that we keep these extremely damaging pests and diseases out!

Become a volunteer!

We are looking for people who are interested in serving as a Michigan Sentinel Tree Volunteer.

For more information on these and other invasive pests and diseases threatening our natural resources, visit the Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.

Interesting in becoming a volunteer, contact:

Russell P. Kidd
Eyes on the Forest Coordinator
kidd@msu.edu

Julie Crick
MSUE, Natural Resources Educator
crickjul@anr.msu.edu