UMD and NRRI Researcher Matt Aro on Thermally-Modified Wood

Jan 12, 2021

The Star Tribune recently reported on new uses for dead ash, fir and tamarack trees.  Larch beetles, caterpillars and other invasive insects have killed more than 200,000 acres of balsam fir in Minnesota and half of the state’s tamarack trees.

The dead trees left behind don’t currently have a use – and could be a fire hazard.

Today we called and woke up hometown goalie star Hunter Shepherd from the UMD Bulldogs.  The Bulldogs are the defending national champions and are in the NCAA semi-fianls. Hunter is a junior at UMD from Cohasset and he started in all 40 games this year with a 27-11-2 record with an amazing 1.82 GAA.  The next game is April 11th at 4pm against the Providence Friars.