Shade Tree Program: March 24

Pests/Pathogens

12:30–1:00 – Reading the Leaves: Diagnosing Insects from Plant Damage (Introductory)

1:10–1:40 – Noxious and Invasive Weed Update (Technical)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Tree Troubles from 2020 and Implications for 2021 (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Woody “Noxious” Weeds? Identification Before Eradication! (Introductory)

Urban Forestry

12:30–1:00 – What’s the Buzz? Tree Health Analysis Research with Drones (Technical)

1:10–1:40 – The Cost of Not Maintaining Trees (Introductory)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Preserving Veteran Trees on Construction Sites (Technical)

2:40–3:10 – Tree Protection to Planting: Implementing BMPs from Design through Construction (Introductory)

Arboriculture

12:30–1:00 – Structural Pruning and Training: Early Care for Long-Lasting Results (Introductory)

1:10–1:40 – Wacky Weather and Tree Health (Introductory)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Understanding Minnesota’s Changing Climate (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Going Electric: The Growing Trend of Cordless Electric Chainsaws (Introductory)

Tree Selection/Production

12:30–1:00 – American Chestnut: History, Restoration, Opportunities and Challenges (Introductory)

1:10–1:40 – Don’t Put Your Trees on the Highway to Hell: Practices for Growing Trees in Highway
Settings
(Technical)

1:40–2:00 – Break/Visit Exhibits/Network on Slack

2:00–2:30 – Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Native Tree Production (Introductory)

2:40–3:10 – Solving Landscape Problems: Three Case Studies (Introductory, Technical)