Online Learning

Webinars.  U of M Extension has offered woodland-related webinars.  Find them on MyMinnesotaWoods.
Also, Cornell University has more than a dozen recorded webinars including one on deer damage and another on maple syrup.
Sustainable Forests Education Cooperative YouTube page.
Master Woodland Owner program.

Webcasts. There are two webcasts (video of a live presentation) that may interest MFA members:

(1) Estate Planning Options.  Attorney Roger L. Deffner presents an overview for woodland owners of wealth management, financial planning, and estate planning. He is only presenting an overview and not legal advice and viewers need to consult a personal attorney for any particular situation. (50 minutes).

(2) Property Ownership and Distribution:  Who Will Get Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?  Personal property transfer is an issue frequently ignored until a crisis occurs – that is not the time to make important decisions. As Dr. Karen Goebel of the University of Wisconsin explains, transferring non-titled property brings up many important issues. The presentation encourages people to make appropriate arrangements that are fair to all parties concerned and covers tools used to accomplish the transfer of property. (79 minutes)

“Sustainable Forestry – A Landowner’s Manual” developed by the Minnesota Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program Implementation Committee provides landowners with  information on how to manage their foreslands in a sustainable manner.   A Landowner’s Manual

Tree ID

Tree ID Tutorial — How to identify a tree online.
View all the trees native to the Eastern and Central U.S.

Identify your tree.

Minnesota Logger Education Program (MLEP) Training & Education Materials