2018 Webinar: The Physiology of Tree Responses to Drought

Three needle pine cross section

Photo credit: Berkshire Community College Bioscience Image Library

Drought is common in Minnesota, and can frequently lead to direct and indirect effects ranging from growth decline to secondary insect and disease damage that can be pronounced and widespread. Trees have developed a wide range of physiological adaptations to ward off these damaging effects associated with drought. We will review key adaptations relevant to silviculture, forest ecology and natural resource management. Turning our focus to practical applications, we will discuss management strategies that could help mitigate the effects of climate change-induced environmental stress on tree growth and forest productivity, broadly defined.

Date:  Tuesday April 17, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Rebecca Montgomery, UMN Department of Forest Resources 
Cost: $20 per webinar or $50 for the entire 2018 series
CEUs: This webinar has been approved for 1.0 CAT1 SAF CFE  and 1.0 Certified Arborist, Municipal Specialist, and BCMA- Science CEU. Credits only availble to those that watch on their computer live or at a broadcast site.
Register here

You may also watch for no charge (and without registering) at a local broadcast site. 

  • Cloquet: Cloquet Forestry Center, 175 University Rd, Cloquet MN 55720. Contact Madison Rodman, sfec@umn.edu or (218) 726-6403.
  • Crookston: 205 Owen Hall on the University of Minnesota – Crookston campus, 2900 University Ave, Crookston, MN 56716. Contact Phil Baird, pbaird@umn.edu or (218) 281-8130.
  • Ely: Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731. Contact Rita Koch, r.koch@vcc.eduor (218) 235-2160.
  • St Paul: Green Hall, UMN St Paul campus, 1530 Cleveland Avenue North, St Paul, MN 55108. Contact Eli Sagor, esagor@umn.edu or (218) 409-6115 or Matt Russell, russellm@umn.edu

Details on our entire 2018 webinar series.

All interested learners are welcome. For accommodations related to ability please contact Madison Rodman at mrodman@umn.edu or 218-726-6403.

Contact Us

Eli Sagor, SFEC Program Manager
esagor@umn.edu | 218-409-6115

Madison Rodman, SFEC Program Assistant
mrodman@umn.edu | 218-726-6403