Nature Naturally

Creating a Native Garden In Your Backyard
Now September 19, location Lake City Fire Department, 115 W. John Street, Lake City. Note date change from September 26 to September 19. We are holding the workshop and sale during the Festival of the Pines weekend. If allowed by the powers that be, it will once again take place during the 3rd weekend of September.

Garrett Noyes of Birdsfoot Native Nursery will focus on techniques for growing native plants for landscaping and habitat enhancement.  Site preparation, design seeding, transplanting, and maintenance will be discussed including some hands-on components as well as best practices to attract and support pollinator and other wildlife species. Reserve your spot today by calling our office at 231.839.7193 or register online at  Cost for the workshop is $10 for Missaukee County landowners and $15 for non-landowners. Please register by September 14, 2020.

Hardwood Marking for Landowners

Saturday, September 26, 9 am to 1 pm; site to be determined in the Cadillac area. 

This hands-on workshop will instruct landowners how to selectively mark their own northern hardwoods for a Timber Stand Improvement harvest.  The goal is to teach how to select trees to remove so as to improve quality of remaining stand, thin the stand to improve growth and still maintain good minimum density. This workshop will only teach tree selection and will not teach volume estimation and appraisal.  Preregistration is required. Cost is $30 per person.  Contact Forester Larry Czelusta at or 231.775.7681 ext 3.