Webinar: Minnesota’s changing forests from 1935 to today

Tuesday, December 13, 2016, noon – 1:00 p.m. The first statewide forest survey in 1935 has been restored and compared with forest conditions of today. Findings show the evolution of forest survey focus and methodology and dramatic changes in forest conditions from a young forest arising from widespread disturbance to an older forest today. These changes have important implications for […]

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Emerald ash borer and your Minnesota woodlands: Management guidelines

Ash management guide for private forest owners  (PDF, 10.5MB plus a single page foldout) is a new resource for family woodland owners in Minnesota who have ash trees on their land. This guide book is a thorough overview of the ash resource in Minnesota including: ash’s history on the landscape; ash tree identification; information on the emerald ash borer (EAB); […]

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The year in review: Minnesota's top 5 forestry stories of 2008

Passage of 2c Managed Forest Land tax classification Minnesota woodland owners scored a major victory this year with creation of a new property tax classification for vacant rural land.  The new 2c Managed Forest Land class rate is 35% lower than comparable land in the 2b timberland class.  Property tax reform of this nature reduces financial pressure that can force […]

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