MyMinnesota Woods Fall 2017 Newsletter

Spreading the news about a deadly invader

Do you ever feel hopeless when it comes to invasive species? Don’t despair–residents like you are making a difference! Minnesota has some of the most progressive and advanced systems in place to deal with invasives, including timely information from Extension for concerned citizens. Extension’s response time was tested recently with big news of a poison hemlock invasion.
Collecting seeds and cones for sale

Do you have or know of a woodland or forest that produces large amounts of seeds or cones? You can sell viable tree seeds to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. If you are interested in collecting tree seeds or cones for sale, contact the Minnesota DNR Forestry office in your area for the quota of seeds they will purchase and collection details.
Celebrate phenology at Itasca State Park

Join the Minnesota Phenology Network the weekend of October 20th through the 22nd for a gathering of naturalists, educators, researchers, and phenology enthusiasts from all walks of life. Held at the Itasca Biological Station and Laboratories in Lake Itasca, MN, this event includes two days of workshops, guided hikes, and presentations with Minnesota’s leading phenologists. Click here to learn more and to register.
Keep a watch on early fall colors

Minnesota’s fall colors are just beginning to show. Many areas of Minnesota are expected to see peak color sooner than usual. So where are the best places for fall color? As we get into peak foliage season, keep updated with the Minnesota DNR’s Fall Color Finder.
SEPTEMBER 12 – Webinar: SFEC at 20 (Online)
Learn about the history and future of the Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative.
SEPTEMBER 28 – Chainsaw Class (Cloquet, MN)
The Minnesota Logger Education Program is offering a chainsaw safety class. Class size limited; register today!
SEPTEMBER 30 – Red Pine Management for Small Sites (Cloquet, MN)
Is your site too big for an arborist and too small for a logger? The MFA will teach you how to get your trees felled, forwarded, and marketed via DIY or hired-out methods.
OCTOBER 7 – Controlling Invasive Forest Plants (Cloquet, MN)
Learn how to control buckthorn and other plants, and what planning and funding assistance is available. Offered by the MFA.
A complete listing of events can be found on our Events Calendar.