USDA Forest Service Short Rotation Woody Crops Research

Hosted by:      Ron Zalesny, Adam Wiese, Ed Bauer (retired), Liz Rogers
​​​​USDA Forest Service, Rhinelander, WI, USA
​​Brad Bender
​​MI State University (retired), Escanaba, MI, USA                      

​​Brent DeBauche
​​Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rhinelander, WI, USA
                     Bill Headlee
​​University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR, USA

Pat McGovern
Private Nurseryman and Aspen Tree Breeder, Grand Rapids, MI, USA

​​​**NOTE** The Welcome Tour is free. There is no cost to participate in the Welcome Tour.

Monday, July 23, 2018

1330-1430     Stop 1: Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies

Brief introduction of past and current short rotation woody crops research

Tour of laboratories, greenhouses, and other facilities

Tour of Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Phyto-Recurrent Selection Study

1430-1600     Stop 2: Rhinelander Experimental Forest 
Tour of the new Phytotechnologies Research Farm
Stool beds
Aspen Tree Shelter Comparison Trial
Hosted by: 
Pat McGovern (private tree nurseryman and aspen tree breeder)
Brad Bender (Michigan State University, retired) 

​Description of the tree shelter test objectives and materials used

Comparison of the total costs of both protection systems, including materials, installation, and potential post-planting maintenance

Comparison of figured split wood test properties for three aspens by field sampling tree stems

Observation of 2-year rooting from T x E trees propagated via the Layered Aspen Whip (LAW) process by digging up trees

1600-1730     Hotel check-in, free time
​​See "Lodging​tab for hotel reservation information​

1730-2100     Bus Transportation to/from Welcome Reception 
Seven loops 
Quality Inn-AmericInn-Days Inn-Comfort Inn-Nicolet-Quality Inn...
1730-1800; 1800-1830; 1830-1900; 1900-1930; 1930-2000; 2000-2030; 2030-2100

​1800-2030     Welcome Reception
​​Nicolet College Lakeside Center Commons
5364 College Drive
Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501