Eyes on the Forest & Woodland Stewardship Workshop

May 13th, 2016 at 9:00am — Palmer Woods 3 May 2015When: Friday, May 13 (9:00am-12:00pm)

Where: Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. First St, Leland, MI

Want to learn how to spot potentially destructive invasive pests and diseases in our trees and forests? Julie Crick and Russell Kidd, Michigan State University Extension Forestry Educators, will share their knowledge about current forest health challenges and the impact of exotic invasive species on our forests. You can learn how to volunteer to be part of the Eyes on the Forest program. This program is designed to enlist volunteers to keep an eye on the telling conditions of a tree for signs of disease or decline by adopting a sentinel tree of their choosing, and monitoring it a few times a year. The goal of the Michigan Eyes on the Forest program is to increase awareness of three invasive exotic insects that have the potential to produce widespread damage to our Michigan forests. The three potentially destructive pests are the Asian longhorn beetle, hemlock woolly adelgid and thousand cankers of black walnut.

Space is limited. To reserve a spot, please contact Becky Hill at 231-256-9665 or [email protected]