By Art Kabelowsky, DNR Forest Health Outreach and Communications Specialist
Arthur.Kabelowsky@wisconsin.gov or 608-335-0167
2023 was a busy year for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Forest Health Program. Summaries of activities and progress can be found in the program’s annual report for 2023, which was published on Jan. 31.
The annual report was the last one edited by DNR Invasive Forest Insects Program Coordinator Andrea Diss-Torrance, who retired in late January.
The annual report includes staff updates and a recap of outreach and communications efforts, plus summarized information on the forest resource in Wisconsin, non-native forest health threats, native health threats to hardwoods, native health threats to conifers, damage from abiotic causes and health issues at state nurseries.