Webinar: Oak and fire in Minnesota forests

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, noon – 1:00 p.m. Oak forests and savannas provide valuable ecosystem services including timber production and wildlife habitat. Historically, fire has played an important role in the development, maintenance, and distribution of oak forests across Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. This webinar will focus on the advantages and limitations of using fire in oak-dominated forests, drawing […]

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How to recognize common diseases of oaks in the Midwest: a quick guide

A new publication from the US Forest Service-Northeastern Area, State and Private Forestry can help forestry professionals, homeowners, and others identify common diseases to oak trees in the Midwest. How to recognize common diseases of oaks in the Midwest: a quick guide discusses the common diseases of oaks and associated tree symptoms and presents excellent illustrations of the diagnostic features […]

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Diseases and Insect Pests of Hardwoods (Broadleaf trees) – by species

Apple/Crabapple (Malus): Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Apple Maggot Management Apple Scab Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs (Black Rot Canker, Cedar-Apple Rust, Fireblight, Frog-eye Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew, and Apple Scab) Fireblight Forest Tent Caterpillars in Minnesota Forest Tent Caterpillar (USFS) Gypsy Moth (USFS) Gypsy Moth in Minnesota (MNDNR) Insecticide Suggestions to Manage Landscape Tree and Shrub […]

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Research review: The future of oak forests in the Driftless area

By Tricia Knoot and Lisa Schulte Moore, Iowa State University.  Schulte Moore is currently a visiting fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment. Oak forests are an integral part of the Midwestern landscape, providing a variety of environmental benefits including high-quality wildlife habitat and timber production.  Because oaks depend on high light conditions for establishment, the current […]

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Video: Solar-powered forestry

Our latest video features Greg Nolan and Marcia Rapatz of Browerville.  Learn how Greg and Marcia’s land management has produced large white pine and gradually turned brushlands into young quality oak stands. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpwZqd9dqbA This video is produced by Philip Potyondy and Eli Sagor. For more on Peter Bundy, the forester who appears briefly in the video, visit his Masconomo Forestry […]

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Managing individual Minnesota tree species: Resource list

Aspen Managing Aspen In The Lake States (slide set)* Regenerating Quaking Aspen: Management Recommendations How to manage aspen-University of Wisconsin Black Walnut Black Walnut: Soil & Site Selection Growing Black Walnut Black Walnut Management (slide set)* Black Walnut Toxicity to Humans, Plants, and Horses Harvesting Black Walnuts Oak Managing Oak in the Driftless Area Woodland Owners’ Guide to Oak Management […]

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Diseases and Insect Pests of Hardwoods (Broadleaf trees)

General Information: Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs Specific Diseases/Insects: Anthracnose and Other Leaf Spot Diseases of Maples Anthracnose Diseases of Eastern Hardwoods (USFS) Anthracnose of Shade Trees Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Aphids on Trees and Shrubs Apple Scab Armillaria Root Disease USFS Carpenter Ants-can affect any standing wood/lumber Damping-off of Seedlings Emerald Ash Borer Environmentally Conscious […]

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Insects and Diseases: By Species

By Species Apple/Crabapple (Malus): Aphids on Deciduous Trees and Shrubs Apple Maggot Management Apple Scab Disease Management Recommendations for Trees and Shrubs (Black Rot Canker, Cedar-Apple Rust, Fireblight, Frog-eye Leaf Spot, Powdery Mildew, and Apple Scab) Fireblight Forest Tent Caterpillars in Minnesota Forest Tent Caterpillar (USFS) The Gypsy Moth (USFS)  Gypsy Moth: A Threat to Minnesota Insecticide Suggestions to Manage Landscape […]

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