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Managing Native Trees & Woodlands for Tree Selection, Health Threats, Wildlife, and Risk Prevention — Kathy Widin
October 17, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Our native woodlands provide benefits such as beauty, shade, screening, wildlife habitat, and stormwater management. They also face threats, such as insects, diseases, invasive plants, and property development. Presenter Kathy Widin will discuss how we can care for our native woodlands in ways that keep them healthy and providing benefits year after year.
Kathy holds MS and Ph.D. degrees in Plant Pathology from the University of Minnesota. After teaching college in the Boston area for several years, she and her husband Greg came back to Minnesota. Kathy started her business, Plant Health Associates, in 1983, and worked as a consulting Plant Pathologist and Municipal Forester until her retirement in 2015. She is an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) Certified Arborist and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Society of Arboriculture in 2003. Kathy wrote the “Plant Health” column in Northern Gardener magazine of the MN State Horticultural Society for over 30 years. She has served as President of the St. Croix Oak Savanna Chapter of Wild Ones since 2015.
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