Extension’s 2010 woodland webinar series

Beginning in January 2010, the University of Minnesota Extension will offer a series of 5 web-based seminars, or “webinars,” on topics of interest to Minnesota woodland owners.  While they do require access to an internet connection, webinars offer the convenience of learning at your home or office, avoiding the time and expense of traveling to a workshop. All five webinars […]

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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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New publication: Diseases of spruce trees in Minnesota

Announcement received today from Michelle Grabowski: Just wanted to let you know about a new tree resource. With the help of Cyndy Ash Kanner, and reviews from Joe O’Brien of the USDA Forest Service and Jim Walla of NDSU, we now have a new publication on diseases of spruce trees including photos, id info, biology and management. The spruce diagnostic […]

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Windbreaks and living snow fences

Windbreaks are barriers used to reduce and redirect wind. They usually consist of trees and shrubs, but may also be perennial or annual crops and grasses, fences, or other materials. The reduction in wind speed behind a windbreak modifies the environmental conditions or microclimate in the sheltered zone. As wind blows against a windbreak, air pressure builds up on the […]

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Extension to lead 2c Managed Forest Land outreach

The University of Minnesota Extension has agreed to lead new outreach around Minnesota’s new 2c Managed Forest Lands law. 2c Managed Forest Land, a property tax class created by the 2008 Legislative session, provides a 35% reduction from the previous forest land class rate.  SFIA offers an incentive payment to landowners, currently $8.61 per acre per year.  Both programs require […]

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