MDC offers tree health seminar in Columbia March 22

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will host a free seminar to provide an update on current tree health problems and emerging invasive tree pests that are likely to affect trees in Missouri during the next few years. 

MDC invites tree professionals working as arborists, foresters, nurserymen, landscapers, public service workers, as well as master gardeners, master naturalists, and others interested in tree health to the seminar.  MDC’s forest health specialist and forest entomologist will present this annual update on March 22, from 9 a.m. – noon, at MDC’s Central Regional Office, 3500 E. Gans Road in Columbia.

“Each year, we offer an update on current tree health concerns in Missouri,” said MDC Forest Health Specialist Natalie Diesel. “These free seminars provide tree professionals and others interested in tree health an opportunity to learn detection and management strategies for current concerns and threats on the horizon.”

These seminars qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and the Society of American Foresters (SAF). 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, call (573) 815-7900.

For more information about MDC's tree health program, visit