Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Delta Co. Project Site


Delta County ash tree peeling work — September 2010

SLAM crews are now taking down ash trees, peeling off the bark and inspecting them for evidence of emerald ash borer infestation. This inspection includes counting any larvae in the tree, their location on the tree (branches, trunk) and other information needed for research purposes.

Taking down a large ash tree.

Survey crews watch as bark is being peeled back on an ash trees.


Survey crews peeling back bark on ash trees.

Delta County SLAM project site survey training — assessing the forest health

Survey crews learn how to do a proper survey of the forest, focusing on the health of ash trees in research areas for the SLAM pilot project.

Survey crews learn how to do a proper survey of the forest, focusing on the health of ash trees in research areas for the SLAM pilot project.

Michigan Tech. University forest ecology professor Andrew Storer uses a prism to look at the basal area of ash and non-ash species in the forest. Prisms allows foresters to measure basal area for forest surveys.

Michigan Tech. University forest ecology professor Andrew Storer uses a prism to look at the basal area of ash and non-ash species in the forest. Prisms allows foresters to measure basal area for forest surveys.


The SLAM pilot project forest survey crews utilize their training at the Delta County forest survey site.

The SLAM pilot project forest survey crews utilize their training at the Delta County forest survey site.