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Introducing: The MSU Shadows Collection

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Beginning Friday December 11th, you can bring home a unique piece of MSU history while helping to enhance the student learning experience, campus beautification and our environmental stewardship goals.

The MSU Shadows Collection is a model recovery and repurposing supply chain system for the sustainable management of trees that are removed from campus due to disease, damage or new construction. After the trees are removed by Landscape Services, the logs are milled into lumber and kiln dried by the Department of Forestry. Forestry then works with Michigan-based artisans to design and create unique collectibles. The first batch of items has been completed and will be sold at the Surplus Store on December 11th from 7:30 to 3:30. Proceeds from the sale of items will be reinvested to give students valuable learning experience in urban forestry and to plant new trees on campus.


Sales begin at the MSU Surplus Store on Friday, December 11th
from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The initial product offering will be available in-store only.

Salvaged Tree Removal

Business Card
Holder

$25.00

Wine Bottle
Stoppers

$40.00

Side Table
$250.00

Cutting Board
$40.00

Double Adirondack
Chair

$800.00

Slab Bench
$950.00

Coffee Table with
Upcycled Base

$1,350.00

Diploma Frame
$150.00

Holiday Ornaments
$40.00

Side Table
$200.00

Michigan Lower
Peninsula
Cutting Board
$60.00

Beaumont Tower
Slab Engraving

$75.00

Office Table with
Upcycled Base

8"x10" Photo Frames
$50.00 - $60.00

Business Card
Holder

Pens
$30.00

Farmhouse
Dining Table

$1,250.00

Michigan Upper
Peninsula
Cutting Board
$60.00

Sparty Slab
Engraving

$75.00

Live Edge
Bench

$950.00

Office Table with
Upcycled Base

$1,350.00

About Trees at MSU

Michigan State University's main campus consists of 5,000 acres and is densely treed. There are 3,000 additional acres of forested farm areas around main campus. There are over 24,200 trees belonging to 1,885 different taxa in the MSU tree collection. 300 trees are removed each year due to disease, storm damage or new construction projects. While contributing to a beautiful campus environment, our collection also provides a vast and invaluable resource for teaching, studying and conducting research.




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