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Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe?

Central Point

Thursday, December 14, 2017 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Oak mistletoe is a native plant (shrub) that parasitizes oak trees. Although the plant can cause decline and damage to a tree, it is a slow process that takes decades, allowing for management actions if desired. Alternatively, oak mistletoe is important to wildlife, particularly the western bluebird, so some mistletoe in oak woodlands may be desirable. This workshop will focus on learning about the biology and management of oak mistletoe. We will begin the program with a short indoor introduction, then visit two field sites near Central Point and Jacksonville.

Key topics: Biology of oak mistletoe; oak mistletoe as a pathogen; oak mistletoe as a keystone species in oak woodland ecology; management of oak mistletoe.
This is a field class, rain or shine. Dress accordingly! Plan on carpooling with your classmates.

Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371.


OSU Extension Auditorium
569 Hanley Rd
Central Point
OR
$10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free
Max Bennett
max.bennett at oregonstate.edu
Forestry & Natrl Res Ext
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