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CE Opportunity: Native Tee Identification with UMN Educator Angie Gupta

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Acer saccharum form1.JPGTuesday, October 19, 2010
1:00-4:00 pm
Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Caledonia, MN .
Class fee: $20 which includes the State Park day pass ($5 value).

Are you interested in learning more about your forest trees? The most important thing
you can do to be a good steward of your forest is to know your forest well. Some trees are
essential in order to attract certain types of wildlife. Some species will grow very well on a given site, while others will not. Different species also have different potential timber values. At this session, you'll learn how to identify some of the most important native trees and plants in your area. We'll also discuss the concept of native plant communities. This class is outdoors - please dress for the weather.

This class will be taught by Angela Gupta, Forestry Educator for University of Minnesota
Extension.

Native Tree ID will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 from 1:00-4:00 pm at Beaver Creek Valley State Park, in Caledonia, MN . The class is open to the public for a fee of $20 which includes the State Park day pass ($5 value). Pre-register early to make sure you have a spot! This class provides credit for the Woodland Advisor program (WA C8n) and 3 hrs of continuing educatiom credit for Master Gardeners.

For directions and to register contact Mary Jane Stearns, mstearns@umn.edu or 507-
536-6310.

For more information contact Angela Gupta, agupta@umn.edu or 507-280-2869.

Southeastern Minnesota's forested landscapes provide home to wildlife, income for
landowners, clean water, and a beautiful scenic backdrop. However, the future health of these
forests depends on care and wise management. Invasive species management is a key component of many current forest management plans. If you own or spend time in Southeastern Minnesota woodlands, you may want to attend one or more woodland management classes scheduled in southeast Minnesota this year. These classes are offered as a broad collaborative including the University of Minnesota Extension, the Minnesota DNR, Zumbro Valley Woodland Council, and the Minnesota Forestry Association with funding from the Forest Stewardship Grant.

Native Tree ID is sponsored by University of Minnesota Extension, Minnesota Forestry
Association, and the MN Department of Natural Resources with funding from the Forest
Stewardship Grant.

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