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Sherburne SWCD expands EAB detection partnerships

The Sherburne Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) is partnering with new agencies and using the power of volunteers to ensure forest health in Minnesota. Sherburne SWCD held two volunteer training sessions this year to recruit community members to assist in pruning trees and observing woodpeckers for early emerald ash borer (EAB) detection, the fifth…… Continue reading →

Partners in Community Forestry Conference

Register for the Partners in Community Forestry Conference - to be held November 16 to 17 - before August 1 to take advantage of early bird registration rates.  Don't miss the dynamic collaboration, growth, and networking opportunities at the Partners in Community Forestry Conference. View this video to see what you have to look forward…… Continue reading →

Bruce Brown and the importance of Forest Stewardship plans

By Mike Beacom Bruce Brown always wanted a tree farm. There was something appealing to him about walking among wildlife; seeing the land transform through the seasons. He also has forestland stewardship in his blood. In 1993, Bruce and his wife purchased 40 acres of hog pasture near the Brown family farm in southern Illinois. “You can’t…… Continue reading →

Wait or anticipate? One couple’s ash tree choice

Editor's Note: The author of this blog post, Mike Mascoe, is the public information specialist for Nebraska's Lower Platte South Natural Resources District (NRD). His dilemma in deciding what was best for his property and beloved ash tree is a decision many homeowners are forced to make. ... It’s coming. A year later it was…… Continue reading →

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