New tip sheets on smart tree selections for communities and landowners
MSU Extension has produced a series of 40 full-color tip sheets that describe shade trees suitable for urban forestry and home landscape planting in Michigan. The tip sheets are available for free download at the Gardening in Michigan website, as well as at the end of this article. The devastation caused by exotic pests such as Dutch elm disease, chestnut blight and emerald ash borer has taught us the importance of species diversity in our landscapes. To promote diverse use of trees by homeowners, landscapers and urban foresters, MSU Extension offers these tip sheets for urban and community tree selection. Trees highlighted in the sheets are small to medium trees, many of which are suitable as replacements for ash trees lost due to emerald ash borer.
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Date: July 22, 2014
Location: Bavarian Inn Lodge, 1 Covered Bridge Lane, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Date: July 22, 2014
Location: Arthur Lesow Community Center, 120 Eastchester St. Monroe, MI 48161
Date: July 22, 2014 - July 29, 2014
Location: MSU Extension Office - Washtenaw County, 705 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48107
Date: July 22, 2014 - July 24, 2014
Location: Michigan State University
Date: July 23, 2014
Location: Washtenaw Sportsman’s Club, 5095 Ellis Road, Ypsilanti Township, MI 48197
July 21, 2014 | Kendra Wills | County fair animal auctions provide opportunities for chefs to purchase local beef, chicken, rabbit, pork and lamb while supporting youth.
July 20, 2014 | Sheilah Hebert | Falling can cause life altering conditions, dramatically changing a person’s lifestyle. Take these simple precautions to avoid falls.
July 18, 2014 | Lisa Treiber | Getting creative with homemade salsa could lead to foodborne illness – stick to research based recipes when canning.
July 18, 2014 | Brad Neumann | Recent changes to the Site Selection GAAMP do not likely affect existing livestock facilities in primarily residential areas. Considered nonconforming land uses, such livestock facilities are probably allowed to continue under zoning.
July 17, 2014 | Phil Schwallier | The 2014 predicted apple harvest dates are roughly one week behind normal and last year. Bloom dates during spring were also behind normal.