Learn from professional foresters on way to improve your woods and meet other woodland owners. Topics include: identifying and managing tree problems; making your home safe from wildfires; converting logs to lumber; maintaining chainsaws; Minnesota State Forest Nursery; fun facts about wildlife. Light snacks will be served.
Date: Fri., Feb. 16
Time: 12:30-6 p.m.
Location: Common Ground Church, 404 Cypress St., Cambridge
RSVP Date: Mon., Feb. 12, by contacting Vikki Olsen at [email protected] or 763-689-7100 ext. 222.
12:30 p.m.–Sign in
12:30 p.m.–Welcome, Jeff Wilder, DNR Cooperative & Private Forest Management Forester
1:00 p.m.–Tree Maladies from 2017: Identification and Management, DNR Insect and Disease Specialist
1:45 p.m.–Tips and Tricks to Making Your Home FireWise, Wade Mapes, DNR FireWise and Wildfire Prevention forester
2:30 p.m.–Introduction to Minnesota State Forest Nursery, Kristina Somes, DNR Nursery Supervisor
3:45 p.m.–Fun Things About Wildlife You Never Knew, Jamie Gangaware, DNR Assistant Area Wildlife Manager
4:30 p.m.–Converting Logs to Lumber, John Kranz, Retired DNR Forester
5:15 p.m.–Basic Chainsaw Maintenance, Alex Bideaux, National Chainsaw Safety Instructor