MNSTAC Monthly Forums
Monthly forums address issues in urban forestry, arboriculture, and research. Forums are typically held on the third Thursday of the month.
An Update on the Science, Costs and Benefits of Reforesting With Community Gravel Beds
Presenters: Jacob Busiahn, Dustin Ellis, Gary Johnson and Stephan Papiz.
A review of the successes, near successes and failures of various tree species, stocking levels, timing, root production, plant-out successes and costs vs. benefits...all in 60 minutes. Three municipal perspectives from experienced gravel bed managers and one research report on some new recommendations.
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Date & Time: November 16, 10-11 a.m.
Location: Newell Park Recreation Building (corner of Fairview Avenue and Pierce-Butler Road) in Saint Paul
Nature’s calendar: How climate change is altering plant and animal phenology
Presenter: Rebecca Montgomery, professor of forest ecology, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota
This will be one of the most interesting lectures you'll attend all year. Rebecca has been conducting phenology research for several years so for all of you that wondered how the steadily changing climate has affected plant and animals, or up to this point thought that phenology was spelled with an f, you're going to learn a lot from this session.
It's also the holiday forum, so bring a dish to pass: salads, hot-dish, chips/sides, salsa, but most importantly, desserts. It's the best way for tree-huggers to end another season, catch up with old friends, meet some new ones, all in the ambiance of the Chalet at Theo Wirth Park.
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Date: December 21, 2017
Forum: 10-11 a.m.
Feeding Frenzy: 11-?
Location: 1301 Theodore Wirth Pkwy, Golden Valley, MN 55422