Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
A class on "Growing and Tending Your Forest" will be held Thursday, March 13, in Brainerd from 2-5 p.m. at the Department of Natural Resources office at 1601 Minnesota Drive. Woodland owners: this class is for you. Whether your interest of growing your forest is for wildlife, timber, or recreation, careful tending of your forest can probably help get you more of what you want. At this class you will hear from professional foresters about the many different ways to make the best of your forest better, from tree planting which includes follow-up care to careful single-tree selection, timber stand improvement, release cutting to timber harvesting that would ensure natural regeneration. The more you understand about your forest management options, the better. A major portion of the class will be done outdoors. Please dress appropriately. This class is a Woodland Advisor core class and approved for continuing education credits for Foresters, Natural Resource Professionals, and Stewardship Plan Preparers. The public is invited to attend; cost is $20, which will also cover lunch. To register, go to cfc.cfans.umn.edu/wa/ or call Sue Crotty at (888) 241-0720 or at
. Woodland Advisor is a program of the Minnesota Forestry Association, the University of Minnesota Extension, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry.