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New book available: Woodland Stewardship, 2nd Edition

Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners, 2nd Edition was published by the University of Minnesota Extension for use by private woodland owners in the Upper Midwest.

This revised 2nd edition builds on the highly successful first edition in 1993, which was distributed to tens of thousands of landowners throughout the Midwest.  This new book is designed to help family forest landowners identify goals for their woodlands and work with professional foresters to choose management practices that will help meet those goals. The new book provides an overview of the field of forestry and includes new or expanded chapters on:

  • Managing important forest types.
  • Developing nontimber forest products.
  • Managing forests to benefit wildlife.
  • Designing and building recreational trails.
  • Handling the financial considerations of forest ownership.

Decisions by family forest landowners have the potential to affect a woodland for a century or more.  Reading Woodland Stewardship: A Practical Guide for Midwestern Landowners, 2nd Edition can help ensure their decisions are the right ones for the family and the woodland.

You can order the book here.  Volume discounts apply:  1 – 24 copies cost $16 + shipping.  25 – 999 copies: $10 + shipping, and 1,000 or more are only $7 each. Prices exclude shipping.

The University of Minnesota also was recently approved to receive a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, through the Minnesota DNR, to place this book on the Web, create a Web-based shortcourse around its content, and to evaluate the book and shortcourse.  Providing the book in alternative formats will help ensure that its content is available to landowners in a variety of formats that meet their different learning styles.  These other formats will be available in a year, but a printed book will meet the needs of most landowners.

Click here to order a copy now.

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September 3, 2009 at 8:44 am 2 comments

Forest health: Foliage, stem, and branch diseases

Foliage diseases my cause conifer needles to turn yellow or brown or drop prematurely. Hardwood leaves may develop yellow, brown, or black spots. These diseases weaken trees by reducing the ability of leaves to produce plant food.

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Forest health: Insects

A review of categories of insects affecting tree and forest health: Defoliators, borers, sap-sucking insects, root-feeding insects, cone- and seed-destroying insects, and non-native invaders.

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Minnesota woodland property tax: More Information

Where to find more information: Part of a detailed overview of Minnesota woodland property tax relief options, focusing on two recent programs: the Sustainable Forests Incentive Act (SFIA) and the 2c Managed Forest Lands tax classification.

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Minnesota woodland property tax: Comparing 2C and SFIA

Comparing SFIA and 2c Managed Forest Lands: Calculations from a hypothetical property: Part of a detailed overview of Minnesota woodland property tax relief options, focusing on two recent programs: the Sustainable Forests Incentive Act (SFIA) and the 2c Managed Forest Lands tax classification.

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Minnesota woodland property tax: 2C Managed Forest Land

About the 2c Managed Forest Land tax classification: Part of a detailed overview of Minnesota woodland property tax relief options, focusing on two recent programs: the Sustainable Forests Incentive Act (SFIA) and the 2c Managed Forest Land tax classification.

Continue Reading April 29, 2007 at 11:43 am Leave a comment

Minnesota woodland property tax: Sustainable Forests Incentive Act

About the Sustainable Forests Incentive Act (SFIA): Part of a detailed overview of Minnesota woodland property tax relief options, focusing on two recent programs: the Sustainable Forests Incentive Act (SFIA) and the 2c Managed Forest Land tax classification.

Continue Reading April 29, 2007 at 11:38 am Leave a comment

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