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Tree Planting Workshop & Invasive Plants

February 7, 2013
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  02/08/13 There are two excellent meetings being held in Marshall County this month pertaining to woodlands.  On Tuesday, February 12, from 1 to 4 pm, there is a tree planting workshop at the Marshall County Extension Office.  On Thursday, February 21, from 9 am to noon, there is a field day on invasive plant species at the Marshall County woodlands beign Mill Pond Woods at 12512 Rose Road, Plymouth.

Tree Planting Workshop will cover subjects such as ordering trees, planting trees, spacing, which species to use, soil types, weed control and other related topics.

Proper planting and good plantation maintenance practices will determine the success or failure of your newly planted seedlings.  Many people have planted trees for windbreaks, reforestation or wildlife habitat and have had rather disappointing results.  During this workshop you will learn many useful ways to be successful with the seedlings you plant this year.

This workshop is sponsored by the Arrow Head Country RC&D.  There is just a $10 fee to cover printing cost of handout materials.  To register or learn more about program call either Arrow Head Country RC&D (219) 843-4827 or the Marshall County Extension Office (574) 935-8545 or e-mail ryoder@purdue.edu.

Northwest Indiana Cooperative Weed Management Area (NICWMA) is coordinating a field day on Thursday, February 21 at Mill Pond Woods.  Field day will begin with a brief discussion on invasive plants followed by actual identification and hands on removal of invasive plants.  There will be demonstrations of both chemical and mechanical removal of invasive plants.

This will be a hands-on field day, so please dress appropriately for the weather and bring your work gloves, loppers, and water.  For additional information on this field day, contact NICWMA Chairman James Potthoff at (219) 843-4827 or e-mail him at JPotthoff@dnr.in.gov or contact Marshall County Extension Office.

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