Webinar: Status of Minnesota’s Forest Health

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, noon – 1:00 p.m.

Every year insects and diseases kill large numbers of Minnesota’s trees. Through aerial surveys, ground surveys, and in-depth site investigations, the Minnesota DNR’s forest health team strives to track what insects and diseases are most damaging to our forests, which ones are on the rise, and which ones are on the downswing. This webinar will focus on these problems and discuss which insects and diseases made an impact in 2016. Before tuning in, consider reviewing DNR’s 2016 Forest Health Report, which was released in early February 2017.

Speaker: Brian Schwingle, MN DNR Forest Health Specialist

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

Update: A recording of the webinar is now available on YouTube.

Links from the presentation:

MN DNR Forest Health home page
Forest Health Team’s 2016 Annual Report (PDF)
PRISM Climate Group precipitation anomaly map
How to prevent Diplodia in your woods
Borlaug Global Rust Initiative
Info to prevent Heterobasidion
Map of emerald ash borer in MN (under “Where is the EAB infestation in Minnesota?”)
Wisconsin’s emerald ash borer information
Know where oak wilt is threatening in MN
How to submit a sample for oak wilt
Two-lined chestnut borer

The University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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