ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE NORTHERN GREEN
Northern Green Workshop: Current and
Emerging Tree Pests
latest information on tree pest issues.
Tues., Jan. 10, 2017
Emerald Ash Borer Update: Where
is it Now? How Bad? What is the Future?
Mark Abrahamson, Minnesota Dept. of Agriculture
Asian Longhorn Beetle and Other
Insects on the Horizon
Gretchen V. Pettis, Ph.D., Bartlett Tree
Invasive species are said to pose the second largest threat to
nature after habitat destruction. News of alien menaces is
certainly becoming more widespread as these introduced interlopers
enter the urban forest
and our backyards! However, are all invasive
species equal in their potential for disruption and destruction?
Learn about the biological and human factors that contribute to the
relative damage potential of the most recent invasive insect species
as well as for potential invasive threats on the horizon.
Risk Factor: When Ash Trees Die and Fall Apart
Mike Dye, S & S Tree Service
What is the Best Way to Treat Ash Trees?
Best Management Practices
Rich Hauer, Ph.D. Professor of Urban Forestry,
University of Wisconsin / Stevens Point
Planning for EAB is a first and important step rather than dwelling
in the EAB financial blues? Urban forestry & arboriculture
management approaches including economic analysis, debris
management, tree risk assessment, and other strategies are part of
shifting the blues back to keeping the green in your urban forest.
Learn how to estimate the costs and net benefits associated with
pre-emptive removal, post-mortem removal, and treatments. Regardless
if you like it or not, EAB will cost communities and property owners
money. Managing for the net value of the urban trees is one way to
reduce the pain.
Dont Hate Me for not Recommending Your Favorite Tree
Chad Giblin, University of Minnesota
their favorite tree - and why not? That's why many folks enter this
field. Playing favorites, however, can lead to big problems in the
urban forest. It's up to industry professionals to educate clients
and constituents that an adaptive and resilient forest of the future
is one that's diverse and may not include all of our favorites.
Which Rooting Type is Right for You?
A Cost/Benefit Perspective for Community Landscapes
Gary Johnson, University of Minnesota
rooting type - B&B, Bare-rooted, Gravel Bed Bare-rooted and
Containerized - has its own niche in establishing residential and
municipal landscapes. Some are less expensive and easier to
handle. Some establish better in minimally-managed landscapes.
Some offer the option of large sizes. Some have been modified to
produce more functional root systems. This is truly an instance
where "one size does not fit all." This session will present an
objective perspective of matching the best rooting type to your
budget, your landscape and your timelines for achieving that
finished product that you dreamed up on the drafting board.
Go to. www.northerngreen.org to
register. 3-day Pass
Below is a preliminary version of the schedule for Northern
Green 2017. Please note: This schedule is subject to change at any time.
7:30am 4:00pm: Full Day Education
4:00pm 5:30pm: Trade Show Preview
5:30pm 8:30pm: Awards & Research
7:15am 8:15am: MNLA Legislative
7:30am 8:20am: Early Bird Session
8:30am 9:45am: Opening Keynote
10:00am 5:00pm: Trade Show Open
10:00am 11:00am: Concurrent Sessions
10:05am 3:00pm: Campfire and Innovation
3:00pm 4:00pm: Concurrent Sessions
3:05pm 4:10pm: Campfire and Innovation
4:15pm 5:15pm: Concurrent Sessions
5:15pm 8:30pm: Comedy Night
7:00am 8:00am: MNLA Annual Meeting
7:00am 8:00am: Early Bird Session
8:00am 9:00am: Concurrent Sessions
9:00am 4:00pm: Trade Show Open
10:05am: Concurrent Sessions
9:10am 2:15pm: Campfire and Innovation
10:45am 11:45am: MPSTMA Annual Meeting
12:30pm 1:30pm: MGCSA Annual Meeting
2:30pm 3:30pm: Concurrent Sessions
2:35pm 3:40pm: Campfire and Innovation
3:45pm 4:45pm: Closing Keynote
Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and
sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions
are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s)
are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of
MNLA/MTGF and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed
or cancelled no refunds should be expected. Submission of the registration form
acknowledges acceptance of this provision.