Northern Minnesota phenology report: September 2011

September always brings a flush of migrating birds. Many are this year’s juveniles, which often means confusing colors and patterns. Only the serious birders can separate some of the fall warblers. In some field guides there is a section called “Confusing Fall Warblers”. I’m still not sure if the word confusing is an adjective or a verb. Not every bird […]

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MN DNR Insect & Disease Newsletter June 2010

The Minnesota DNR has released a new Forest Insect and Disease Newsletter. This is a great source of timely, local information about what to look for in your woods. Get the June 2010 issue now. Here’s what you’ll find: What’s the buzz? Forest tent caterpillar Spruce budworm Summer shorts Pine root collar weevil Frost injury Diplodia in nursery stock Minimizing the […]

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Managing individual Minnesota tree species: Resource list

Aspen Managing Aspen In The Lake States (slide set)* Regenerating Quaking Aspen: Management Recommendations How to manage aspen-University of Wisconsin Black Walnut Black Walnut: Soil & Site Selection Growing Black Walnut Black Walnut Management (slide set)* Black Walnut Toxicity to Humans, Plants, and Horses Harvesting Black Walnuts Oak Managing Oak in the Driftless Area Woodland Owners’ Guide to Oak Management […]

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Evaluating and Preparing Land for Silviculture

Proper evaluation and preparation is critical to the success of harvesting and maintaining tree crops. Below are links to many resources to help you decide a proper course of action for planting, maintaining and harvesting a forest. More Information: Beginner’s Guide to Minnesota Trees-University of Minnesota Materials and the Environment: Wood as a Global Resource Plan on It!  Woodland Stewardship Field Guide: […]

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