DRAFT-April 2009 email

April 2009:

Dealing with ice-damaged trees
A late March ice storm caused widespread damage to trees along the North Shore of Lake Superior.  Click here for information about how to deal with ice-damaged trees.

Submit your favorite tree or nominate a new state champion!
Friday, April 24 marks the beginning of an entire month of celebrating trees.  For Arbor Month 2009, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking you to share a photo, drawing, or story about your favorite tree. Got a giant tree in mind? You can also submit possible state champions for the Big Tree Registry.

Meet a Minnesota Logger: Lundberg Forest Products
Every couple of months we share an exerpt from the Timber Bulletin on a Minnesota logging company. This month you can take a trip to border country with Lundberg Forest Products. Excerpt from Jan-Feb Timber Bulletin.

Carbon credits and managed family forests: How it works
There’s been a lot of buzz about carbon credits lately, but clear, accurate information can be hard to come by.  In this article, John DuPlissis of the University of Wisconsin Extension breaks down how carbon credits work for managed family forests.  Check it out.

The Peterson family quest to get rid of buckthorn
[Story not available yet. This will be a personal family story about their battle with buckthorn.]

Other news you may have missed…
It’s our second birthday!  [Blog post?]
DNR releases 2008 Minnesota Forest Resources report
Forest Service Seeks Members for Superior National Forest Resource Advisory Committee

MDNR’s March 2009 Forest Insect & Disease Newsletter
Saps and Syrups in Minnesota
CVal: Carbon credit valuation tool for foresters and landowners
Updated “Estate Planning for Forest Landowners” publication
Forestrywebinar.net ramps up
Drinking Maple

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