Decision support for community-based deer management

Communities around the United States are struggling with problems related to deer. These include deer-vehicle collisions, tick-borne illnesses, and damage to woodlands, landscaping, and other natural areas. A new online resource provides support to local leaders who are searching for practical guidance to navigate contentious deer management issues. The Community Deer Advisor offers a process for structuring local deer management […]

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What is Urban and Community Forestry?

The urban forest includes all of the natural resources in an urban area – plants, soil, water, animals – and is often referred to as the “green infrastructure” of a community. Any residential, commercial or institutional community that has public services – streets, curbs, utilities – is considered an urban area, in contrast to a rural area. Urban forestry is […]

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Minnesota maple blog series: Making maple syrup at the Gordon and Lorraine Peterson farm

Link to 2011 Maple Series Discussion Thread Join us as we follow this exciting season from Minnesota’s north woods with new posts every week!  You can find all of the 2011 Minnesota maple blog series content here.  You can also sign up to for new Minnesota maple series post notifications by email or your favorite RSS feed reader. “There is in some parts […]

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Traditional approaches and the future of Minnesota’s forests: The Thirteen Moons project

What future for the forested landscapes of our region? We inhabit a region known for abundant forest resources, a region situated within a state nationally known for its forests. It is a special place and our people have special connections with our surroundings. Meanwhile, families grow, children move away and back, communities change in size and composition, the economy cycles, […]

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How Much Does it Cost to Water This Tree?

View as a PDF: How Much Does it Cost to Water this Tree? By: Adam Flett, Department of Forest Resources Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Technical Advisors: Gary Johnson, Department of Forest Resources and John Lamb, Department of Soil, Water and Climate Water is a biological necessity for all trees, whether in a landscape or woodland setting and must […]

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The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Masterplan

By Ken Simons and Gary R. Johnson Download the entire document: The Road to a Thoughtful Street Tree Master Plan (PDF, 6.9MB) and see the accompanying slideshow series, added in December 2011. Down through the ages, the roadside planting of trees has mirrored the order, prosperity and achievements of civilized societies. Man-made row plantings of uniformly spaced trees are evidence […]

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