W. K. Kellogg Experimental Forest (Augusta, MI)

Description:

Established on abandoned agricultural land, the 716-acre Kellogg Experimental Forest is known worldwide for research on tree breeding and genetics, planting techniques, and plantation establishment and management. Much of the research that developed the Spartan spruce, a hybrid that combines the color and drought resistance of a blue spruce and the softer needles and rapid growth rate of the white spruce, was done at the Kellogg Forest. The forest is open to the public for biking, hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, and also has several interpretive trails.

Location:

7060 N. 42nd Street, Augusta, MI 49012

Audience:

Forestry industry and recreational visitors

Partners:

MSU AgBioResearch

For more information:

See related programs in these topics: