Awareness: Forest Species
Forest species are trees, other woody shrubs, or herbaceous plants that are
moderately to highly shade-tolerant and negatively affect forest habitats. While ISN cannot often prioritize grant funding toward control of these species, we want to
empower landowners and groups to manage these plants through education and
technical assistance. Please click on an image below to be directed to the species' MISIN page (Midwest Invasive Species Information Network.)
Forest pests are insects and disease that can also have a significant impact on Michigan's native trees. ISN primarily provides educational resources on these pests and does not particpate in active management. The one exception is hemlock woolly adelgid (HWA) which we are actively surveying for, along with regional partners. More information on this project can be found on ISN's HWA page.
*All photos belong to their original owners and are pulled from various sources including MISIN, Bugwood, and various land managers associated with ISN.