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2016 Northeast MN Young Tree Pruning Workshop

February 17, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus

This all-day workshop will cover basic and intermediate pruning techniques used by professional arborists. The focus will be on pruning from planting to about 10 years old.

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Pruning young trees is a key component to successful landscapes of the future. As Emerald Ash Borer continues to threaten many landscapes, the need to diversify with new species is becoming more apparent every time we hear about a new, introduced pest or disease.

Some of the toughest ash replacements like Autumn Blaze maple, American and Hybrid elms and hackberry require a lot of pruning to create trees that survive beyond their juvenile years. Like their mature counterparts, these young trees have specific pruning practices that need to be applied at the right time to ensure they grow to their full potential. Clearance pruning is just not enough to make a shade tree.

Join us for a full day, hands-on workshop at the University of Minnesota Duluth Campus. During the morning, indoor session you will learn about some of the research and science behind pruning young trees as well as choosing the best tools for the job. The rest of the workshop will be spent learning how to prune young trees, on the UMD campus, from professional arborists and University scientists. You will gain invaluable advice and experience on how to make proper pruning cuts using hand shears, hand saws and pole tools while avoiding common pitfalls and mistakes faced during the first 10 years of young tree development.

This workshop is designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with intermediate pruning skills. Please bring your favorite pruning gear as well as required PPE (helmet, eye protection and gloves). Pruning shears and hand saws will be supplied for use during the workshop if necessary.

Presented by:

  • University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources
  • Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
  • Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation

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2016 Midland Hills Pruning Workshop

March 11, 2016

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Midland Hills Golf Course - 2001 Fulham St., St. Paul, MN 55113

  • Registration: 7am
  • Workshop: 8am to 3pm
  • Includes lunch & refreshments

Agenda:
Hands-on workshop focusing on developmental pruning techniques and management options of trees in three size classes: 

  • Small (< 8 DBH)
  • Medium (8 to 20 DBH)
  • Large (>20 DBH, established canopy)

Also Included:

  • Species factor in management choices
  • Managing client/homeowner expectations
  • Identifying and managing structural defects
  • Comparing work techniques to accomplish pruning

This workshop is designed for professionals with little or no pruning experience to those with advanced pruning skills. Please bring your favorite pruning gear as well as required PPE (helmet, eye protection and gloves). Pruning shears and hand saws will be supplied for use during the workshop if necessary.

Continuing Education Benefits:
 

  • Minnesota Tree Inspectors (Full Recertification through 2017)
  • ISA Certified Arborist CEUs
  • MNLA-CP CEUs

Presented by:

  • University of Minnesota Department of Forest Resources
  • Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
  • Minnesota Turf & Grounds Foundation

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NORTHERN GREEN 
- NEW DAYS OF THE WEEK FOR 2017
Each January, the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation (MTGF) co-hosts the Northern Green with the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association (MNLA) held annual in January at the Minneapolis Convention Center. In 2017, the event will take place Tuesday-Thursday, Jan. 10-12. About 6,500 people annually attend the event.

PESTICIDE RE-CERTIFICATION
The MTGF partners with MNLA and the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to annually host a Pesticide Re-Certification session in November for Categories A & E. 

MTGF CLIPPINGS MAGAZINE
MTGF CLIPPINGS is the official publication of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation. The MTGF is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1993. It is a partnership of seven turf and grounds related associations and the University of Minnesota. MTGF CLIPPINGS is mailed to every member of each of these organizations. With a collective readership of over 3,000 individuals, it is the premier publication serving turf and grounds professions in Minnesota.

MTGF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
Any association engaged in the development, care and maintenance of public or private grounds is eligible to become an allied association member of the Foundation subject to approval of the MTGF Board of Directors. Individuals or businesses may become regular Foundation members by joining one or more of the member allied associations best suited to their needs and interests. There are no membership fees associated with either allied association membership or regular membership. However, if an individual or business subscribes to the mission and purpose of the Foundation but is not a member of an allied association, they are eligible for affiliate membership. Affiliate membership is subject to Board approval and does carry an annual membership fee as established by the Board of Directors. Those interested should contact our business office at 952-473-3722 for further information.

Benefits
Supporting professionalism within the turf and grounds industry by encouraging continued growth of each allied association.
Encouraging the exchange of knowledge among members of the turf and grounds industry through educational conferences, workshops, seminars, trade shows and field days.
Supporting relevant turf and grounds research, education and outreach at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere.
Being pro-active in environmental, regulatory and public policy matters as they affect the turf and grounds industry.

About the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
The Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation, a non-profit organization, is a partnership of seven turf- 
and grounds-related associations and the University of Minnesota. 

The 7 MTGF allied associations are:
    
+ Minnesota Association of Cemeteries 
    + Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals
    + Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association
    + Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
    + Minnesota Society of Arboriculture
    + Minnesota Sod Producers 
    + Minnesota Turf Seed Council





Presentations from the 2015 MTGF Super Tuesday

BEE AWARE: The Importance of Pollinators in the Landscape

THE BEEZ KNEEZ 
By Kristy Lynn Allen, The Beez Kneez

GOOD CULTURAL PRACTICES
By Kent Honl, Rainbow Treecare

RESOURCES TO JOIN THE POLLINATOR CONVERSATION
By Karen Reardon, RISE

BEE SQUAD
By Becky Masterman, UM Bee Squad

BEES AND HUMAN LANDSCAPE - THE TURF LAWN
By Ian Lane, University of Minnesota

BLUEBERRY FIELDS OF STILLWATER

By Bev and Mike O'Connor, Blueberry Fields of Stillwater

POLLINATOR ISSUES AFFECTING ARBORISTS AND LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS
By Jim Zwack, The Davey Institute

POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS - PART I
By Karl Foord, University of Minnesota

POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS - PART II
By Karl Foord, University of Minnesota

POLLINATOR FRIENDLY PLANTS - PART III
By Karl Foord, University of Minnesota

BEE FRIENDLY PLANTS HANDOUT

MTGF Allied Associations
Current Presidents of MTGF Allied Associations

Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association (MPSTMA)
Ben Boeding, CSFM
City of Eagan
ben.boeding@gmail.com
Minnesota Association of Cemeteries (MAC)
Tracy Bachmeier
Fairview Cemetery Association
651.439.6156
fca@gmail.com
Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals (MASMS)
Scott Hogen
New Ulm ISD #88
507.359.8440
shogen@newulm.k12.mn.us
Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents' Association (MGCSA)
Roger Stewart, CGCS
TPC Twin Cities
rstewart@pgatourtpc.com
Minnesota Society of Arboriculture (MSA)
Pierce Wasmund
Northern Arborists
651.734.5757
pwasm@hotmail.com
Minnesota Turf Assocation (MTA)
Bryan Lawrence
Rocket Turf
763.755.4930
marytina2@hotmail.com
MNTurfSeedCouncil
Minnesota Turf Seed Council (MTSC)
Richard Magnusson
mags@wiktel.com

MTGF MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation is to promote the green industries in Minnesota through support of research, education and outreach at the University of Minnesota and elsewhere. The
MTGF pursues its mission in various ways. One of these is an annual "Call For Proposals," titled the "MTGF Research Gift Program," whereby researchers, instructors and outreach faculty and staff involved in turf and grounds work may submit requests for unrestricted gifts to support their activities. As a 501(c)(3) corporation, funding approved by the MTGF will not be subjected to overhead or other indirect charges or costs. The dates for submission, review and approval may change on an annual basis as well as the protocol stipulated for the submission of gift requests.

Home BOARD  CONTACT US

Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation
P. O. Box 617
Wayzata, MN 55391

Phone: 952-473-3722
E-mail: info@mtgf.org

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MISSION STATEMENT

The Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association serves the entire Minnesota Park and Sports Turf industry.
The mission of the MPSTMA is to encourage the collection and dissemination of scientific, educational and applied
knowledge through association with those persons engaged in, and who are concerned with, the construction,
maintenance and use of park and sports turf areas for high quality and safe playing conditions.


Minnesota Park and Sports Turf Managers Association
P. O. Box 617, Wayzata, MN 55391
Phone: 952-473-3722

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