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Dean R. Francis Receives Commercial Pesticide License

            Dean R. Francis, Consulting Forester and Co-Owner of Upper Michigan Land Management & Wildlife Services, Inc. received his State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide License , Category 2 (Forestry) during the Summer of 1999.  Since that time, Upper Michigan Land Management & Wildlife Services, Inc. has assisted numerous non-industrial private landowners with their reforestation projects throughout the Upper Peninsula .

          To become a Certified Commercial Pesticide applicator within the State of Michigan, a person or business must be 18 years of age or older and must pass a minimum of two exams; 1. The general standard exam (CORE); and 2.  A minimum of one category and/or subcategory exam in the applicant’s area of pesticide application.  In addition, the person shall annually complete Commercial Core Credits and Subcatagory Credits of Continuing Education. 

            The Commercial Pesticide License Category 2 (Forestry) allows the application of herbicides on forestry lands.  The herbicides applied are specific to site conditions and land management goals.  Herbicides can be applied for site preparation prior to tree planting and applied over the top of established plantations to release from competing unwanted woody and non-woody vegetation.    

Dean R. Francis attended Bay De Noc Community College where he received an Associates of Science Degree in 1985.  From 1985-1988, Dean R. Francis attended Michigan State University where he graduated in March of 1988 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry.  From 1988-1991, Dean R. Francis worked as a wholesale nursery manager in Lower Michigan .  From 1991-1993, Dean R. Francis held the position of Oceana/Newaygo Soil Conservation District Forester. In 1993, Dean R. Francis moved back to Escanaba with to pursue a career in consulting forestry.  Since 1993, the forestry consulting business has grown into a full service land management firm offering everything from timber sale administration, forest management planning, tree planting and wildlife habitat improvement projects.

 

 

1705 4th Avenue North ,   Escanaba ,   Michigan    49829

Phone: (906) 786-3488    Fax:  (906) 233-9548   Cell: (906) 235-0369   (906) 235-0131
Dean R. Francis:  dean@michiganforesters.com     James T. Green:  todd@michiganforesters.com

Matthew D. Watkeys: matt@michiganforesters.com

Website:  www.michiganforesters.com