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Forest Health Kit

Forest Health Kits are available to check-out and are great for learning about invasive species, disease, and other aspects that impact the health of a forest. There are eleven kits available – contact information for all eleven locations is below. The kit contains equipment and tools to facilitate the educational aspects of forest health including insect identification, invasive species, disease, and climate.

There is no fee for using the kits, but users are responsible for the loss or damage of kit contents. The forest health kit is a result of a partnership between the DNR’s Forest Health staff and LEAF. Funding was provided by a Wisconsin Environmental Education Board Grant.

This kit includes:

  • Asian Longhorn Beetle Wood Core Sample
  • Asian Longhorn Beetle Sample
  • Annosum Sample
  • Oak Wilt Sample
  • Emerald Ash Borer Sample
  • Collecting Jar (32oz)
  • Insect Rearing & Observation Cage
  • Plastic Collection Tubes (small)
  • Magnifying boxes
  • Plastic Trowel
  • Forceps
  • Insect Nets
  • Binder containing information and lessons
  • Kestrel 2000 Weather Meter
  • Books:
    • Caterpillars of Eastern North America
    • Butterflies of the North Woods
    • Moths and Caterpillars of the North Woods
    • Fascinating Fungi of the North Woods
    • Earthworms of the Great Lakes
    • Spiders of the North Woods
    • Insects of the North Woods
    • Minnesota Forest Pest First Detector Manual

Other Resources for this kit:

Other Forest Health Kit Locations:

Contact: Whitney Barnes | | 920-662-7034

Address: 2710 Lineville Road, Green Bay

Contact: Matt Reinders | | 715-352-2352

Address: 203 E Birch Street, Edgar, WI 54426

Austyn Long | | 608-635-8105


Sarah Benkert | |

Address: W7303 Cty Hwy CS, Poynette, WI 53955

Contact: Drew Lockwood | | 608-768-8928, ext 1147

Address: 1100 S. Albert Ave, Reedsburg, WI 53959

Contact: Cheryl Esslinger | | 715-365-9500 ext. 8118

Address: 665 Coolidge Ave, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Contact: Aleisha Miller | | 715-531-1915

Address: 1960 8th Ave, Suite 140, Baldwin, WI 54002

Contact: Lisa Jagielo | | 715-825-3515 Ext. 1170

Address: 1908 50th Street, Hwy 46N, Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Contact: Kyle Mannel | | 715-258-4140 ext. 7715 or ext. 7719

Contact: Kelly Rueckheim | | 608-786-1220 ext. 2304

Address: 490 N Mark St, West Salem, WI 54669

Heather Phelps

WCEE Resource Specialist

Contact Heather with any kit-related questions.