The University of Minnesota Department of Forestry provides its Tree Care Advisors, Citizen Pruners, and Tree Stewards with the most up to date information. Below, you will find some resources that can help you learn more and provide correct information while you are out volunteering.
Interested in learning more about Emerald Ash Borer? The DNR has some great information about the insect, its lifecycle, links to maps where EAB has been found and quarantined and steps you can take as an informed citizen.
As a result of the recent increase in Emerald Ash Borer infestion throughout Minnesota, this resource is to show how to use ash tree wood in other ways after initial tree removal has been done.
Gary Johnson has compiled an extensive list of woody plants that are cold hardy for zones 2 and 3. This list includes trees that perform well in Minnesota and those native to the upper Midwest
As pollinators have become a hot topic for almost anyone, we all want to know what trees and shrubs will best serve specific pollinators. This guide can help you select the right tree or shrub based on time of year bloom and pollinators that are associated with that species.
Looking for first steps in learning to identify trees? This step-by-step manual contains many tips and tricks that will help you master the trees that you see every day.
Need a quick refresher or more information on best planting practices for a variety of tree stock options? This video playlist is a great walk through of considerations you should make and information on how to best plant a tree for a successful future.
Have you ever wondered how much water a tree actually needs? "How Much Does it Cost to Water This Tree" is a great article to help determine water needs for newly planted and mature trees.
Here you can view and download a copy of All You Need To Know About Community Gravel Beds to help inform decisions in your community when purchasing and storing bareroot trees.