How last year's drought and heat affected the Door Peninsula's trees and forests will be the topic of a special presentation April 17 at 2 p.m. at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay.
Linda Williams, a forest health specialist with the Wisconsin DNR will be giving the talk at the meeting of the Door County Invasive Species Team. It will include a discussion on insect pests that caused problems last year, the impacts of weather on forest pests and what can be expected going into the future. Updates on the emerald ash borer and beech bark disease also will be provided.
Williams, who earned her BS in Forestry and MS in Entomology from Michigan State University, helps foresters and landowners in 13 Wisconsin counties identify insect and disease problems as well as abiotic (non-living) problems.
Anyone with questions about the presentation may contact the DCIST Coordinator at (920) 746-5955 or firstname.lastname@example.org.