Posts tagged ‘MDNR’
Thinnings, or intermediate treatments, can improve the health, safety, and productivity of conifer plantations and natural stands. In our new video, Minnesota DNR forester Art Widerstrom and discusses and how to plan your thinning, where to find help, and how to get it done.
Be sure to leave your comments below. If you like this video, you may also be interested in a recent video by Dovetail Partners from a 2009 field tour on intermediate treatments in Aitkin County, MN.
The Minnesota DNR, Utilization and Marketing unit has released the spring 2009 edition of the MarketPlace Bulletin. The main focus of this issue is the arrival of the emerald ash borer in Wisconsin, just one mile from the Minnesota border. To learn more about this discovery, peruse the numerous ads, or check DNR auction dates, click on the file below.
This and past issues are also available online at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/publications/forestry/marketplace/index.html
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.
Get involved: share your favorite tree!
Go outside to take a picture, make a drawing, or tell the story of your favorite tree, then post it here.
State champions needed for Minnesota’s big tree registry!
While you’re at it, the DNR is also looking for state champion trees of the following species. Learn more or submit your champion trees at the DNR’s Big Tree Registry.
- Red Pine, Pinus resinosa
- Northern Mountain Ash, Sorbus decora
- American Hornbeam (also called blue beech), Carpinus caroliniana
- Mountain Maple, Acer spicatum
- Chinkapin Oak (also called yellow chestnut oak), Quercus muehlenbergii
Keith Jacobson of the Minnesota DNR – Forestry Utilization & Marketing unit has just updated his brief overview of Minnesota’s ash resource and markets. This just came out by email today, and is dated February 2009. Download a PDF copy here.