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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Garlic mustard: A Minnesota woodland owner’s story

Garlic mustard is an exotic invasive plant in Minnesota.  Where well established, it can seriously inhibit regeneration and growth of not only understory plants, but also trees.  In this video Delano, Minnesota landowner John Peterson shares his story about working to control garlic mustard in his woodland. Below John’s video, you’ll also find a video and links with more technical […]

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Woodland Advisor and Woodland Leadership Institute motivate garlic mustard removal project

A garlic mustard removal project at Springbrook Nature Center, located in Fridley Minnesota, was completed to meet my commitment to the Woodland Leadership Institute of Wisconsin. This commitment was to do volunteer project in 2010. The Wisconsin Leadership Institute is part of the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point forestry outreach program. Cummins Power Generation encourages employees to actively support organizations […]

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Woodland invasive species in Minnesota

Some of the most common invasive species in Minnesota’s woods include buckthorn, garlic mustard, Dutch elm disease and the emerald ash borer. Others that might not come to mind could be earthworms or Gypsy moths. All of these species are non-native and are causing significant damage in Minnesota’s forests. You can find identification guides to common invasive species at the DNR invasive species index.

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