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The Role of the Public Nurseries in Michigan

Michigan's first State-run nursery was established at Higgins Lake in the north central Lower Peninsula in 1903. This was in response to the condition of the State's former forest land, it having been ravaged by fires after heavy logging. The pine forests that had been expected to last 500 years were gone in less than 50 and Northern Michigan's economy was collapsing.

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Author(s): Bill Botti

Publication: National Nursery Proceedings - 1992

Event: Northeastern Area Nurserymen's Conference
1992 - Escanaba, MI