2018 Webinar: Forest Canopy Disturber Update: Major events of 2017 and implications for 2018

Tamarack impacted by an eastern larch beetle infestation

The Minnesota DNR Forest Health team’s aerial assessment over most of Minnesota’s forests revealed some surprising findings and some expected trends in 2017. Unexpected shoot blight on northern white cedar covered about 12,000 acres in northeast Minnesota, while the area affected by eastern larch beetle impact soared over 200,000 acres. Hail storms in 2017 kicked Diplodia into overdrive on mature red pines across at least 2200 acres. What does all this mean for cedars, tamaracks, and red pines in 2018? That question, and trends of other canopy disturbers, will be addressed during this webinar.

Date: Tuesday March 20, 2018 from noon to 1pm (Central)
Speaker: Brian Schwingle, Minnesota DNR
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 Management CEU. Credits only availble to those that watch on their computer live or at a broadcast site.
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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