Invasive plant program expands statewide

The Traverse City-based Go Beyond Beauty program has received funding through two projects from the Michigan Invasive Species Grant Program to tackle such plants as Japanese Barberry, baby’s breath and blue lyme grass that are spread by people putting them in gardens.

Preventing wildfires by setting them

Prescribed burns do more than prevent wildfires. The Michigan DNR says they also “help regenerate forests, control invasive species, create wildlife habitat and promote healthy forests.” 

Feeding sheep can lead to using less fossil fuels

Ray Garcia, host of MSU’s “The Food Fix” podcast, speaks with Yuko Frazier, founder of the Ypsilanti, Michigan-based sheep-powered lawn care service known as Project Mow.

Michigan lawmakers update old adage

An old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?”But a more practical question today might be: “If your neighbor’s tree falls on your roof, who is responsible for the damage?”