Cooperative Extension Discussion on Dec 11: Keeping New Hampshire’s Forests Healthy

Cooperative Extension Discussion on Dec 11: Keeping New Hampshire’s Forests Healthy

Dec 04, 2013

The final discussion for the fall semester in UNH Cooperative Extension's Issues & Ice Cream series will be held on December 11, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., in MUB Rooms 338-34.  The topic: Keeping New Hampshire’s Forests Healthy.  Ice cream will be served.

New Hampshire is 83 percent forested, but how healthy are those trees, especially in the face of non-native invasive plants and insects? New Hampshire landowners and citizens are keenly interested in knowing the answer to this and in helping keep forests healthy.

This Issues & Ice Cream event will feature short presentations on the following topics, plus an audience-wide roundtable discussion:

• Forest health and woodlots
• Applied research on forest openings and non-native plant invasion
• Innovations in looking for the emerald ash borer
• Looking for Asian Longhorned beetles in swimming pools
• Striking back when a natural disaster hits

Panelists:

  • Karen Bennett - Extension Professor/Specialist, Forest Resources
  • Steve Roberge - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources & County Office Administrator - Keene NH
  • Dode Gladders - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources & Sullivan County Forester
  • Tim Fleury - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources - Boscawen NH
  • Jon Nute - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources - Goffstown NH
  • Fred Borman - Extension Field Specialist, Natural Resources & County Office Administrator - Brentwood NH

 

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Issues and Ice Cream is a monthly discussion series where UNH and UNH Cooperative Extension faculty, specialists, students and special guests come together to discuss pertinent topics and opportunities for collaboration. Complete Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 schedule


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