Tuesday, August 27, 2013

IL DNR Forest Health Workshops for Greater Illinois - Updated Dates and Locations for 2013

*Please note new locations and dates.  The previous workshops to be held during the week of August 19th were cancelled and workshops have been rescheduled for the end of September. Please note that there is no longer a Springfield workshop, instead there is a workshop in Bloomington.

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.

New for 2013 - Participants are welcome to bring insect and disease samples to workshop for diagnosis and management suggestions

  Topics covered:
  • Diagnostics using microscopes and hand-lenses
  • Hands-on samples and activities
  • Update on insect and diseases seen in 2013
  • Invasive species update and technical information – thousand cankers of black walnut, Asian longhorned beetle, gold-spotted oak borer, and more
  • 2012 Drought repercussions
  • EAB management survey results –what are municipalities doing to manage EAB – what’s working, cost efficiency, and chemical options
Registration fee includes refreshments, lunch, and workshop supplies Roughly 6.0 CEUs will be available for ISA Certified Arborists and 6.0 CFE for American Foresters.

Registration can be paid by credit card through The Morton Arboretum Registrar (630) 719-2468 to register, Monday-Friday 8:30-4:00.

Bloomington Workshop
September 20, 2013
McLean County Extension Office
402 N. Hershey Conference Room
20 spaces available Register by September 13

Geneseo Workshop
September 27, 2013
Izaak Walton League Lodge
22870 Illinois 82
30 spaces available
Register by September 20

Mt. Vernon Workshop
September 30, 2013
Veteran’s Park, South Room
800 South 27th Street
30 spaces available
Register by September 23

All workshops are $35
Run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Min. of 10 registrants required, preregistration required, at door payment accepted

Questions? Contact:

Fredric Miller, Ph.D.
Phone (815) 280-2740
E-mail: fmiller@jjc.edu
Stephanie Adams, M.S.
Phone (630) 719-7946
E-mail: sadams@mortonarb.org
Andi Dierich
Phone (630) 719-2110
Email: adierich@mortonarb.org

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