Eastern red cedar management and markets workshop

If you have Eastern red cedar (Juniperus virginiana) trees in your landscape you may have noticed seedlings growing in areas you did not plant them. Eastern red cedar is native to much of the U.S. and offers protection and food for wildlife.  The main reason red cedar trees spread into pastures and other landscapes is when birds or wildlife eat […]

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Cattle in your aspen woodlands

Cross-posted from Extension Highlights In this new video, join University of Minnesota Extension Educator and Cattle Producer Eric Mousel, and Forest Ecologist Sawyer Scherer, Blandin Paper Company as they explore the health of the aspen forest, forage and water quality on his family farm. Those who practice silvopasture—an agroforestry practice that combines sustainable management of forage, livestock and woodlands—are helping […]

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Good News: Deep freeze killing EAB

Are you and your family getting a wicked case of cabin fever as Minnesota is gripped by this week’s dangerously cold temperatures? It may be a rough few days, but for those who care about Minnesota’s forests there’s a silver lining to this arctic blast: emerald ash borer (EAB) larvae may die in high numbers. Research conducted here in Minnesota […]

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Don’t miss these upcoming events!

The Extension Forestry team is buzzing with excitement over the programs and events we’ve got coming up. Registration is open for most, so sign up today to save your seat! EmpowerU! This program helps woodland owners and others grow their skills to meaningfully engage decision makers about invasive species issues. This 4-week hybrid course opens online on February 4, with an […]

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Webinar: Understanding Minnesota’s Changing Climate

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from noon to 1:00pm Minnesota’s climate has begun changing rapidly in the past few decades, but what has and what has not changed may surprise you. Some of our most obvious and critical changes defy intuition, differ from many of the frequently-cited changes reported around the world, and are undocumented or scarcely documented by formal science. […]

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Winter tree ID workshops now enrolling!

Can you tell a walnut from an ash in winter? If not, this might be the workshop for you! Learn how to identify trees when leaves aren’t so easy to come by. Choose from two sessions being held this winter, or come to both! Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Rochester, MN Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Duluth, MN Hurry–these are […]

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Webinar: An update on the health of Minnesota’s forests

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 from noon to 1:00pm The Minnesota DNR Forest Health team’s aerial assessment over most of Minnesota’s forests revealed some surprising findings and some expected trends in 2018. Eastern larch beetle and spruce budworm remain two of the biggest forest pest problems, as measured in the amount of forest acreages they impacted. Northern white cedars have been […]

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