Research Report: Removing harvest residues and compaction impact productivity in aspen forests, but soil texture matters

By: Miranda T. Curzon, Anthony W. D’Amato, Brian J. Palik   Harvest residues as bioenergy feedstocks Increasingly, slash is being viewed as a potential feedstock source for bioenergy production. Slash includes tree tops and limbs which normally would be left on site after a traditional harvest. Aspen-dominated forests are often thought of as being resilient to harvesting and other disturbances, […]

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Diseases and Insect Pests of Hardwoods (Broadleaf trees) – by species

Apple/Crabapple (Malus): Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Apple Maggot Management Apple Scab Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs (Black Rot Canker, Cedar-Apple Rust, Fireblight, Frog-eye Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew, and Apple Scab) Fireblight Forest Tent Caterpillars in Minnesota Forest Tent Caterpillar (USFS) Gypsy Moth (USFS) Gypsy Moth in Minnesota (MNDNR) Insecticide Suggestions to Manage Landscape Tree and Shrub […]

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Research Report: Aspen Mixedwoods: complex forests are resilient forests

Mike Reinikainen, Anthony D’Amato, Shawn Fraver, John Bradford and John Almendinger (Report prepared by Mike Reinikainen and Anthony D’Amato) Wet-Mesic Southern Boreal Mixedwoods in Minnesota Prior to 19th century timber harvesting and contemporary management, aspen mixedwoods were older and more ‘mixed’ than they are today, with a greater diversity of tree species, size and age. Over the past century, aspen […]

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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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Diseases and Insect Pests of Hardwoods (Broadleaf trees)

General Information: Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs Specific Diseases/Insects: Anthracnose and Other Leaf Spot Diseases of Maples Anthracnose Diseases of Eastern Hardwoods (USFS) Anthracnose of Shade Trees Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Aphids on Trees and Shrubs Apple Scab Armillaria Root Disease USFS Carpenter Ants-can affect any standing wood/lumber Damping-off of Seedlings Emerald Ash Borer Environmentally Conscious […]

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Silvicultural systems

Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis. Many people think that clearcutting is the only way to harvest timber.  That’s not the case.  Although clearcutting is an efficient and effective system, it is by no means […]

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Insects and Diseases: By Species

By Species Apple/Crabapple (Malus): Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Apple Maggot Management Apple Scab Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs (Black Rot Canker, Cedar-Apple Rust, Fireblight, Frog-eye Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew, and Apple Scab) Fireblight Forest Tent Caterpillars in Minnesota Forest Tent Caterpillar (USFS) The Gypsy Moth (USFS)  Gypsy Moth: A Threat to Minnesota Insecticide Suggestions to Manage Landscape […]

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