Webinar: Transitioning Black Ash Wetlands to an EAB Infested Future

Tuesday, October 17 from noon to 1:00pm Emerald ash borer is just now beginning to extend into the near mono-specific black ash (Fraxinus nigra) wetlands of the western Great Lakes region. Loss of ash from these forests may have profound changes on ecosystem structure and function. I discuss a project located on the Chippewa National Forest that is designed to […]

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September 2015 webinar: Hydrology of Black Ash Wetlands: Implications for management of the EAB threat

Tuesday,¬†September 15, 2015, noon – 1:00 p.m. Hydrology of black ash wetlands is likely to be modified following EAB infestation, but the magnitude of alteration is not clear as we know relatively little about how these unique ecosystems function. ¬†Findings from a large-scale experiment related to water table dynamics following manipulation of black ash stand composition will be presented and […]

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Ecological silviculture in Minnesota black ash stands: August 2013 workshop review

By Eli Sagor, UMN Extension Few issues have dominated forestry in Minnesota more than the future of ash trees threatened by emerald ash borer. With about a billion trees on almost a million acres in Minnesota alone, ash is important culturally, economically, and ecologically here. The EAB threat has led to two very different areas of research and Extension education: […]

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Collecting Minnesota ash seed: 2009 update

Update: September 2009 Emerald ash borer (EAB), an invasive species, threatens to kill Minnesota’s ash trees. In response, Andrew David, a University of Minnesota forest genetics researcher, and Mike Reichenbach, forestry educator with University of Minnesota Extension, began a project to protect the genetic diversity of ash in Minnesota. Seed collected from wild-grown ash trees will be sent to one […]

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