The Illinois Forestry Association Virtual 15th Annual Conference - Webinar Series

  • 10/19/2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • 10/22/2020
  • 3:00 PM

It is time to register for the 15th Annual Conference of the Illinois Forestry Association! We will be holding virtual webinars everyday from October 19th - October 22nd, 2:00-3:00 pm. Each day will contain an hour long webinar session covering different forest management topics. These webinars are free and available to the public, and will be conducted over the app Zoom.

To register, go to:

To download the webinar schedule, go to:

Illinois Forestry Association 15th Annual Conference Virtual Webinar Schedule.pdf

Webinar schedule is also listed below.

Monday, October 19 - Urban Forestry Day

     2:00 - 3:00 PM
     How to mitigate storm damaged trees
     Debbie Fluegel, Trees Forever 

Tuesday, October 20 - Fire in the Forest Day

     2:00 - 2:30 PM
     Fire on the Mountain: Tree response and management following the 2016 fires in Great Smoky
     Mountains National Park
     Troy Evans, Forest Ecologist, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

     2:30 - 3:00 PM
     A Land Built by Fire: A history of the use and non-use of fire in Illinois and how that influenced
     the development of our forests.
     Chris Evans, Extension Forester, University of Illinois

 Wedensday, October 21 - Forest Products Day

      2:00 - 2:20 PM
      Raising Mushrooms for Fun and Profit
      Mike Hatfield, Flyway Family Farm

      2:20 - 2:40 PM
      Timber Buying: Current market demand, pricing, and logistics in selling timber
      Alstat Wood Products

     2:40 - 3:00 PM
     Leasing Woodland for Recreational Hunting
     Chris Shores, River to River Outfitters

Thursday, October 22 - Forest Health Day

     2:00 - 2:30 PM
     Release, Recovery ... Regeneration? EAB Biocontrol in Illinois:  An overview of EAB biocontrol in Illinois
     Nick Furlan, Illinois Pest Survey Specialist, USDA-APHIS-PPQ

     2:30-3:00 PM
     Managing EAB: Where We Have Been and What Lies Ahead
     Fredric Miller, IDNR Forest Health Specialist and Professor of Horticulture at Joliet Junior College

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software