History of Tannenbaum Farms

Tannenbaum Farms is owned and managed by Dr. Mel and Laurie Koelling. A nationally-recognized expert in the industry, Dr. Koelling taught and served in the Department of Forestry at Michigan State University for over 35 years.

The farm was purchased in 1977 as an extension of Dr. Koelling's professional interests and as a way to establish a college fund for his children. The first planting in 1978 covered three acres; today, plantings cover approximately 100 acres of the 160-acre farm. Timeline