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Monday, January 25 • 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Can We Save Our Beech and Oak? Impacts, Vectors and Control Strategies For Two Harmful Tree Diseases

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AUTHORS: Bob Heyd*, Roger Mech, Ryan Wheeler

ABSTRACT: Beech and oak are two types of highly valuable trees in the Upper Midwest. These trees provide mast for wildlife, support the economy of local communities, and contribute to overall forest diversity. Beech bark disease and oak wilt can result in up to 100% mortality of their target species. Understanding the biology of these diseases and vectors of spread can help managers prevent and plan for future conditions. Identification of new infestations partnered with key control strategies will be presented as ways for managers to help reduce the impacts of these invasive species on woodland habitats.

Monday January 25, 2016 4:00pm - 4:20pm EST
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