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Woodland Owners Webinars: Protecting Our Oaks (webinar)
July 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
July 15, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. CT
This webinar is hosted by the St. Croix River Association and is approved for 1 Category 1 CFE credit.
Oaks are an important part of our ecosystem and economy. They provide habitat and food for wildlife, their wood is used for furniture, making barrels, and heating, and large oaks can increase the value of your property. But sadly, oaks are in need of a helping hand. High deer populations, diseases and pests, and other factors lead to poor oak regeneration. John Geissler, Saint John’s Abbey Land Manager and Outdoor University Director, will discuss their research on oak management and dealing with high densities of deer while Paul Cigan from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will discuss oak wilt in northwest Wisconsin.
John Geissler, Land Manager at Saint John’s Abbey Arboretum who will talk about Adaptive management for future oak forests in the hardwood hills of Minnesota–a 20 year journey
Director at Saint John’s Outdoor University and Paul Cigan, Forest Health Specialist for Northwest WI at Wisconsin DNR who will talk about Oak Wilt in Northwest WI