June 2015 webinar: Awareness of genetic principles can enlighten silvicultural practices

Tuesday June 23, 2015, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Minnesota’s forests have been shaped by human activities for millennia. In today’s complex management environment, genetics is more applicable than ever before. Dr. Carrie Pike from the University of Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative will discuss three things: 1) how genetic diversity, effects of seed transfer, and evolutionary effects can improve predictions of forest growth following silvicultural treatments; 2) how seed transfer, variation in species responses, and silviculture affect evolution of forest ecosystems; and 3) how improved seed can be deployed with the greatest effectiveness.

Speaker:  Carrie Pike, University of Minnesota Tree Improvement Cooperative

CE credits: SAF (1.0, Cat. 1), MN Forest Stewardship (1.0), ISA (details)

Registration: Register here to watch online or attend one of five broadcast site locations for free throughout Minnesota.

Watch the webinar below:



The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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    1. Hi Andrew- Yes, we’ll have a recording available on this page about a week after the webinar. -Matt