Monday, August 5, 2013

Forest Health and Protection: Announcing 2013 Forest Health Workshops

**Update - The dates and locations for this series of workshops have recently been altered.  To see an updated list, go to:

The 2013 Forest Health Workshops are designed for IDNR District Foresters, forest landowners, Walnut Council Association, Commercial Arborists, City Foresters, Public Works Directors and green industry professionals.

Topics covered:
  • Field diagnostics (Dress for the weather!)
  • Hands-on samples and activities
  • Insect and disease updates – Thousand cankers of black walnut, bur oak blight, Asian longhorned beetle, gold-spotted oak borer and more
  • IL DNR Forest Health and Protection program
  • Drought repercussions
  • Tree risk assessment

 Registration to each workshop is limited to the first 50 applicants Registration fee will include refreshments, lunch, and workshop supplies Roughly 6 CEUs will be available for ISA Certified Arborists. Registration can be paid by credit card through The Morton Arboretum Registrar (630) 719-2468 to register, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00.


August 20, 2013
IL Dept. of Agriculture; Room 66, IL State Fairgrounds
8th St. x Sangamon Ave. Gate 11, Springfield, IL
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$25-registered by August 15; $35-registered after August 15

August 21, 2013
Veteran’s Park South Room
800 South 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
$25- registered by August 15; $35-registered after August 15

September 6, 2013
The Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$40-registered by August 20; $55-registered after August 20

September 27, 2013
Izaak Walton League Lodge
22870 Illinois 82, Geneseo, IL
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$25-registered by Sept. 10; $35-registered after Sept. 10

Questions? Contact:

Fredric Miller, Ph.D.
Phone (815) 280-2740


Stephanie Adams, M.S.
Phone (630) 719-7946

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