Great Lakes

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Rochester 

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Bemidji 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Grand Marais 

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Maplewood 

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Saint Cloud 

Event Date: 
Tue, 02/25/2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Arboretum 

Event Date: 
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm

Are you tree care professional or a forester? Are you a Master Gardener, Master Naturalist, Tree Care Advisor or other Master Volunteer interested in trees? If you are interested in and would like to learn more about early detection forest pests like emerald ash borer, gypsy moth, Asian longhorned beetle, Oriental bittersweet and other pests of special concern, please consider attending a Forest Pest First Detector workshops. 

Minnesota Family Woodland Conference 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:00am - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 5:00pm

Minnesota is offering two landowner workshops this spring. The first will be in Bemidji March 14-15 and the second will be in Rochester April 25-26. Both will offer a place for women woodland owners to connect as well as lots of great landowner education!

Will winter cold save us from emerald ash borer? 

By Eli Sagor, University of Minnesota Extension

Bittersweet ID for Crafters Video 

Many crafters use bittersweet as a crafting material for wreaths, table settings and household decorations. Oriental bittersweet is a destructive forest invasive species that can be spread by birds from the berries on these decorations or when they're disposed of improperly. So it's very important for crafters to be able to identify American and Oriental bittersweet as they harvest and craft. This video should help crafters with bittersweet identification.