Healthy Forests: Caring for our Trees

Date: April 12, 2014
Time: 1:30 - 5 p.m.
Location: Grand Traverse Conservation District, 1450 Cass Rd Traverse City, MI 49684
Contact: Kama Ross, 231-256-9783 x15,

Area forest landowners are invited to a Forestry Assistance Program Workshop to learn about how we can best keep our trees healthy and growing vigorously.  Russell Kidd, retired Michigan State University Extension Forester, and Kama Ross, District Forester, will give you practical ways to minimize your loss in the forest or losing trees in your own backyard.  The workshop will cover the best defense practices that will help maintain and promote healthy growth and form so trees are in a good position to ward off the effects of insect and disease outbreaks.  Major statewide and local forestry concerns such as Emerald Ash Borer, Beech Bark Disease, Oak Wilt and Asian Long-horned Beetle will be discussed.  Information will help landowners identify, understand the risks, and decide on the best management control options for their forest and landscape trees.   Workshop participants are encouraged to bring a sample, or a photo of a tree of concern for the foresters to give their treatment recommendations. 

Please register by April 10 by contacting Kama Ross, District Forester, Leelanau, Grand Traverse and Benzie Conservation Districts at 231-256-9783, ext. 15 or

$10/person by the April 10th registration deadline or $15/person at the door.


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