Forest land

Natural Resources
2:24 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Oak Wilt Arrives in Minocqua-Woodruff

Oak wilt may be spreading north in Wisconsin.
Credit Ronald Billings / Texas Forest Service

A lethal tree disease has been found for the first time in near Woodruff.  Oak wilt is prevalent in southern and central Wisconsin.  But tests have confirmed its presence in the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest. 

DNR Forest insect and disease Specialist Brian Schwingle says the finding is significant.               

“It’s concerning that we found it on our largest state property, the Northern American Legion state forest, where oak is an extremely valuable tree.”

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Relates to mine project
5:51 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Forum Looks At Iron Co. Forest Land Removal

A recently-formed group has set up an educational forum next week on how county forest land will be involved in a proposed mine project.


Iron County has a portion of the proposed Penokee Hills mine.


Terry Daulton of Mercer is part of the Iron County Citizen's Forum which is sponsoring the event next Wednesday. Daulton says these forums are aimed at educating the public on issues...

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