|Highlights:||The workshop started Monday
afternoon with a poster set up and a Monday evening icebreaker social. A
fungal foray on Monday afternoon yielded many nice
|Finding specimens on the fungal foray.|
sessions started Tuesday morning with discussions on recent research
findings in native and exotic forest pest problems.
Listening to Presentations
in the main meeting room.
|Following tradition, we had a slide contest. Check out the winners!|
|On Wednesday, we had a lovely sunny day for a full-day field trip. Stops included the USDA Forest Service ozone and carbon dioxide research plots, pests of Scotch pine, and shoot blights and jack pine budworm on the Northern Highland American Legion State Forest.|
|On Wednesday evening, Dr. Robert Blanchette gave a special dinner talk on Wood Deterioration in Sunken Logs of Lake Superior to the Historic Huts of Antarctica.|
|On Thursday, short papers and state and provincial updates were presented. Topics covered in the short presentations included: Diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi in northern hardwoods, Resistance of Eastern white pine to WPBR, Bark beetle predators associated with healthy red pine stands, Nitidulid beetles implicated in overland transmission of oak wilt, Status of dogwood anthracnose in native dogwood stands, Molecular probes to detect Rhabdocline in Douglas fir, Long term impacts of Black Spruce Mistletoe, and Etiology of bronze leaf disease of Populus.|
|Twenty-three posters were on display throughout the meeting.|
|Thanks||Many thanks to Kyoko Shimizu of the Wisconsin DNR and all the folks who helped her to organize a terrific NCFPW!|