2018 Webinar: Forest Canopy Disturber Update: Major events of 2017 and implications for 2018
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
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.
Links mentioned during the webinar:
- MN DNR Forest Health webpage
- MN DNR fact sheet on forest tent caterpillar
- Oak Wilt in MN fact sheet
- Japanese beetle management in MN
- UMN Plant Disease Clinic
- Southern Climate Implacts Planning Program (SCIPP) site
- Dataset used for climate trends
Details on our entire 2018 webinar series.