Fact Sheets

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Diseases

Bur Oak Blight

This fact sheet includes what Bur Oak Blight is, how to spot it, and ways to protect bur oaks.

Dutch Elm Disease

Check out this fact sheet to find out about Dutch Elm Disease (DED), resistant elms, and how you can manage the disease.

Oak Wilt

Here you can learn what oak wilt is and why it is important for our state.

Plant Selection

Native Trees and Shrubs for 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. 

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Minnesota

This list can help you select woody plants that perfrom well in Minnesota, are native to the upper Midwest and are cold hardy for zones 2 and 3.

Tree Care and Maintenance

Caring for a New Tree

Tips for watering, mulching, staking, and protecting newly planted trees to increase future success.

Staking and Guying Trees

Additional information on when to stake young trees.

Pests

Emerald Ash Borer

Learn about the signs and symptoms of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), common misconceptions, implications for Minnesota's forestland and urban forest, and what you can do to manage the insect.

Gypsy Moth

This fact sheet has information on the invasive Gypsy Moth including their host trees, control, management, and implications for our state.