Benzie Conservation District
To preserve and enhance
the natural resources
of Benzie County
Here's a great chance to learn about planting native trees & shrubs, AND help our local schools: Trees for School Forests Project invites the public to come out Thurs, April 29, from 3 to 6 pm. The property is located on M-115 between Lobb & Casey roads. Celebrate Arbor Day!
If you'd like to learn more about this project, please click on the button below to contact District Forester, Kama Ross:
Landowners throughout Michigan are being reminded to prune or complete any work around any red oak trees before April 15 in order to help stop the spread of oak wilt. Oak wilt is a non-native fungus that is 100% fatal to red oaks and can be controlled if recommended practices are followed. Any planned construction or utility work that requires removal or pruning of oaks, a timber harvest, or any activity that is likely to wound oaks, should all be completed before the growing season begins. If tree work is completed now, the tree wounds will seal off before the picnic beetles are active. These sap feeding beetles are the primary vectors transmitting the fungal spores overland.