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    A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America

    Katie McKeever, Forest Pathologist, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

    Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

    Time: 12 pm (MDT)


    GET CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS HERE (Must be completed within 1 week of webinar)

    White Satin MothThis webinar will examine the biology, disease cycle, and history of white pine blister rust in North America and provide information on cultural control methods and resistance breeding programs for western white pine and whitebark pine.

    Katie received her BSc in Forest Health from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry (SUNY ESF) in Syracuse, NY. Her MSc and PhD were completed at Washington State University’s Puyallup Research & Extension Center under the mentorship of Dr. Gary Chastagner. Her research focused on Phytophthora ramorum and root-rotting Phytophthora species affecting western forest and Christmas trees. She is currently the Forest Pathologist with the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation Forestry Division in Missoula, MT.


    This webinar is co-sponsored by Montana State University Extension Integrated Pest Management.


    You may receive 1 CEU from either the Society of American Foresters OR International Society of Arboriculture if you view the webinar live. To receive CEU credit, register for the webinar at the link above. CEUs are only available to those that watch the webinar 'live'. 

    Save the date:

    April 24, A History and Future of White Pine Blister Rust in North America; Katie McKeever, Forest Pathologist, Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC), Register here.
    May 2, Invasive Insects of Shade Trees: A 30 Year Perspective from Colorado, Dr. Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University, Register here. Co-sponsored by the TREE Fund.
    May 8, Identifying, Assessing, and Managing Hazard Trees, John Guyon, Forest Pathologist, US Forest Service, Special time: 10 am - 1 pm. Register here.
    June 19, Balsam woolly adelgid:  the smallest and biggest reason to re-consider the importance of subalpine fir, Danielle Malesky, Forest Entomologist, US Forest Service, Register here

    November 14, Dr. Dan Herms, VP for Research and Development, The Davey Tree Expert Company, Emerald Ash Borer. Co-sponsored by the TREE Fund.

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