Webinar: Forest health-Insects and disease in Minnesota

Click below to watch Minnesota DNR Forest Health Specialist Jana Albers’ May 2012 update on forest health threats in Minnesota:

Watch the May 2012 presentation now.

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About the presentation:  This presentation, targeted to woodland owners but of interest to loggers and natural resource professionals as well, provides an up-to-date review of this year’s most pressing forest health threats and what landowners can do to stay on top of them. A wide variety of native and non-native insects and disease agents are all agents of change in the Minnesota woods.  Their activity level and the consequences of their activity are, in many cases, influenced by drought, variable winter conditions, and other climate-related factors.  Before this presentation, consider reading the April 2012 Forest Insect and Disease Newsletter and watching Jana’s 2011 forest health overview.

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In February 2011, Jana presented another hour-long webinar on forest health in Minnesota. This presentation complements the 2012 one nicely, as it provides more of a big-picture overview of different types of forest health threats, rather than the species-by-species view in the 2012 presentation.

Watch the February 2011 presentation now.

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About the presentation: Minnesota DNR forest health specialist Jana Albers discusses forest health in Minnesota. Jana begins with a review of how insects and disease affect forests with examples from fire dependent and non-fire dependent forest communities in Minnesota. She discusses four types of native insects and disease, discusses how forest health has been and will be affected by a changing climate, and provides ecological context for some recent and ongoing insect and disease outbreaks.

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The instructor is Dr. Jana Albers, Northwest Region Forest Health Specialist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  Jana is a major contributor to the Minnesota Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter.  She knows Minnesota forest bugs and disease as well as anybody!

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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