CLEAR LAKE, Minn. — If you have Eastern Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana) trees in your landscape you may have noticed seedlings growing in areas you did not plant them. Eastern red cedar is native to much of the U.S. and offers protection and food for wildlife. The main reason red cedar trees spread into pastures and other landscapes is when birds or wildlife eat the berries. If these wild seedlings are not controlled they can grow and take over open areas, conservation grasslands and pastures changing the intended use of the property.
Red cedars can be managed to protect grasslands and pastures while still leaving stands for wildlife. In an effort to update farmers, landowners and natural resource professionals on management and possible markets of red cedar, a workshop has been planned for March 18, 2019 at the Clearview Elementary School in Clear Lake, MN.
The Eastern Red Cedar Workshop, will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 from 8:00 AM till 12:00 PM at the Clearview Elementary School, 7310 –Highway 24, Clear Lake, MN 55319. A workshop session followed by a walk through the School Forest with many Red Cedars. Discussion of management and markets is the objective of this workshop.
Topics for this Red Cedar workshop include:
Clearview Elementary School Forest: (History and Future)
Management Considerations for Red Cedar in Agroforestry Systems
Soil Health Potential of Red Cedar
Red Cedar – Wildlife and Challenges
Timber Sales, Timber Stand Improvement Funds
Cedar Wood Carving and Products
Tow Wood Markets
A Walk into the School Forest – in the woods discussion,
This workshop is free to the public but preregistration is requested.
Pre-register at: http://z.umn.edu/redcedar
This research project was supported by funding from the North Central Regional Sun Grant Center at South Dakota State University through a grant from USDA.
For more information, contact Diomy Zamora, email@example.com or Gary Wyatt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about other landowner programs and how to manage your woodland or forest, look at My Minnesota Woods, www.myminnesotawoods.umn.edu and www.extension.umn.edu/agroforestry
Source: Gary Wyatt, UMN Extension Educator, Extension Regional Office, Mankato
Diomy Zamora, UMN Extension Educator, Extension Regional Office, St. Paul
— University of Minnesota Extension
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