In conjunction with the Benzie Conservation District’s Spring Seedling Sale, this workshop will provide information on spring planting for bare-root seedlings. The event will include learning how to select the right native species for specific goals, how to maximize planting success with proper site selection and preparation, planting techniques, and follow-up protection and care.
District Forester, Kama Ross, will be joined by local experts Linda Thomasma, Wildlife Biologist and owner of Two by Two Wildlife Consulting; and Carolyn Thayer, Landscape Designer, and owner of Designs in Bloom. This presentation is packed with information for a wide variety of planting scenarios, bring your questions and plan your garden plots! The Benzie Conservation District asks that people pre-register by contacting Aimé Merizon, Outreach Coordinator, 231-882-4391 x 11, or firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a free event, however, donations are appreciated.
Tuesday, January 9 at 6 PM - 8:30 PM @ Boardman River Nature Center--free event! (Grand Traverse Conservation District) 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49684 (231) 941-0960 Potluck begins at 6:00pm. Presentation starts at 6:30pm
Join the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan and the Grand Traverse Conservation District for "Oak Wilt and Other Tree Diseases on the Horizon" at the Boardman River Nature Center.
Kama Ross, District Forester for Leelanau, Benzie, and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts, will speak about oak wilt and other tree diseases in Northern Michigan. Oak wilt, a fatal fungal disease of red oaks, is prevalent in our region and Kama will present information about prevention and treatment options that are being implemented to help control the spread of oak wilt and other tree diseases.