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Chariton Hosts International Forest Pest Workshop
Posted: 08/26/2014

Forest health specialists from Minnesota, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Manitoba and Ontario, Canada will be in Chariton Sept. 8-11 for the North Central Forest Pest Workshop.

The workshop will focus on issues facing oaks, like bur oak blight, oak wilt and the decline of white oak in the prairie transitions zones, as well as invasive species like thousand cankers disease, the Asian longhorned beetle and emerald ash borer, and demonstrations in the field.

An estimated 70 foresters will be in attendance. The annual workshop rotates among member states. The last time it was held in Iowa was at Dubuque in 1998.

For more information, contact Tivon Feeley, Forest Health Program Leader, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-281-4915.