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The InnovaTree™ Poplar Variety: The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown.

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2023
to (Central Time)
Hartley Nature Center, 3001 Woodland Ave, Duluth, MN, 55803 Map

Public Welcome Free Event Chapter Meeting Program/Speaker Presentation Wheelchair Accessible Public Restroom Free Public Parking Drinking Fountains

Presented by Jeff Jackson, UM Extension.

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The Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN, uses traditional breeding techniques to develop fast-growing poplar varieties. One of their top performers, InnovaTree™, is patent-pending and licensed for sale. It was rigorously tested in research plantations throughout the upper Midwest. Its fast growth and disease resistance provide value for many applications. We will discuss good and bad landscape applications for it, and what is still unknown about it.

Jeff Jackson is an Extension Educator focused on forest ecosystem health and the Natural Resource Research Institute’s hybrid poplar program. He is part of an Extension Education team that specializes in collaborative learning and social-ecological innovation. Jeff’s chief area of interest is developing networks of people who work together to support the innovative use of natural resources.

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