2014 First Detector workshops scheduled

These workshops are for anyone who wants the latest in-depth information about new invasive pests that affect Minnesota’s landscape trees and urban and rural forests. The 2014 workshops will include material on emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, brown marmorated stink bug, thousand cankers disease, tree damage from herbicides, Oriental bittersweet, and managing firewood to prevent transporting invasive pests. […]

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Heating the Midwest Conference: April 24-26, 2013

We’re excited to announce the upcoming “Heating the Midwest Conference” to be held at the Black Bear Casino, Carlton MN on April 24-26, 2013. This event will bring together leaders of the woody and agricultural biomass industry interested in supporting and expanding the use of biomass for heat and combined heat and power in the Midwest. Key audiences include biomass […]

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March 9, 2013: Up North Woodlands Workshop

The Up North Woodland Workshop was held on March 9, 2013.   About 100 registered participants made it through challenging road conditions to Itasca Community College in Grand Rapids for a full day of presentations, questions and answers, and discussion about Minnesota family woodlands. Thirteen others attended either from home or the Cloquet or Mankato broadcast sites. The event was planned for […]

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MN Tree Farm inspector training workshop

On December 16, 2010, the Minnesota Tree Farm System will offer a Tree Farm inspector training workshop in Cloquet. This workshop is for forest resource managers interested in becoming a certified Tree Farm Inspector or for Inspectors who need to update their certification to the new 2010 Tree Farm Standards. Details are as follows: December 16, 2010 from 9am- 3pm […]

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My Healthy Woods: New book on care and management of Southeast Minnesota woodlands

How well do you know your woods?  Is it providing the things you want?  A new publication can help.  Available now is My Healthy Woods: A Handbook for Family Woodland Owners Managing Woods in Southeast Minnesota.  This easy-to-read publication, filled with great information and photos, is a treasure trove for landowners wanting to know more about their woods. The handbook […]

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MFA’s 2010 Spring Field Days: May 21-22, 2010

The Minnesota Forestry Association’s 2010 Spring Field Days event will be Friday and Saturday, May 21 and 22, in Grand Rapids.  It looks like an excellent program, including a field tour of the famous Lost 40, social events, Minnesota Tree Farm awards, tours of a historic logging camp, and presentations on a variety of topics for woodland owners. Get all […]

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Extension announces 2010 Minnesota maple clinics

The University of Minnesota Extension offered a series of three Minnesota maple clinics in February and March, 2010. The clinics covered how to tap trees and make high quality maple syrup products, recent equipment innovations and proven technologies used in the industry today. The program targeted both the beginner and the experienced producer. All three clinics were led by Carl […]

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Living in the Avon Hills conference announcement

Passing along an announcement for what sounds like an excellent event next month at St. John’s University: On Saturday, February 6, break your cabin fever at the 2010 “Living in the Avon Hills“conference at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn. Award-winning author, naturalist, and wildlife photographer, Stan Tekiela is back by popular demand to give the keynote address. The rest […]

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Woody biomass: Sept. 2009 bio-baler demonstrations

I received the following announcement from Dean Current, University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources, today.  It may be of interest to loggers, natural resource professionals, and some woodland owners considering woody biomass harvest options.  -ed. Update: these demonstrations have passed. A nice KEYC TV news story with video of the harvester is here.  We’re working on a video from […]

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