What Can I Do if I Witness Logging Practices that Do Not Appear to be Consistent With SFI Guidelines?

You can call the SFI "Inconsistent Practices Hotline" at 1-800-474-1718, or email srobbins@michiganforest.com, to report logging practices that are "inconsistent" with the guidelines of the SFI program. When you call, you will be asked for some basic informtion about the logging that is taking place. The SFI program will determine if the logging is being conducted by an SFI-trained logger, and if so, the complaint will be investigated by one of our district representatives until some resoultion is reached.

Logger + Trainee Database

The SFE training program was developed to satisfy the wood-procurement and harvesting requirements of the many SFI-certified wood purchasing companies in Michigan. SFE training consists of core and continuing education (CE) training. This database can be checked by foresters who work for SFI-certified companies.

Facts About Forestry

How long do trees live?

Most trees don't survive their first year. However, trees can live as long as 4,000 years, but this is very rare. In Michigan, tree species longevity ranges from about 80 years to about 1,200 years (potentially). Northern white cedar is the longest living tree species in Michigan.