Workshops

Workshops

Nature Naturally-This Workshop has been postponed to September 26, 2020.

-Creating a Native Garden In Your Backyard
Saturday, April 26, 10 am to 12 pm, MSU AgBio Research Station, 5401 W. Jennings Road, Lake City during Seedling Sale. Now September 26, location TBD.

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 www.missaukeecd.org.  Cost for the workshop is $10 for Missaukee County landowners and $15 for non-landowners. Please register by September 21, 2020.


Getting Your Trees Ready for Summer

The Do’s and Don’t of Residential Tree Care
Saturday, May 2, 10-12am, tentatively at Kalkaska Library

If you are thinking about planting trees near your living space, learn about what trees would be best for your particular environment.  This workshop will also cover proper mulching, fertilization, pruning,  trimming, as well as tree pests that you may need to be concerned about. Contact Forester Larry Czelusta at larry.czelusta@macd.org or 231.775.7681 ext 3 or the Kalkaska Conservation District. There is no cost.


Stump Tales

– Demonstration of 100 years of soil erosion and conservation
Thursday, May 14, 10-11:30 am, Gathering at Cedar Creek Township Hall, 2530 N. 41 1/2 Road, Manton. 

This walking tour is primarily for natural resource professionals and educators.  We will visit this unique site that has preserved evidence of a loss of two feet of top soil from under tree stumps 100 years ago due to wind erosion that are still visible today.  We will see what conservation measures were done 50 years ago along with a discussion of past conservation concerns and how to rehabilitate soil from destructive management practices.  Contact Forester Larry Czelusta at larry.czelusta@macd.org or 231.775.7681 ext 3. There is no cost.


Stump Tales

– Demonstration of 100 years of soil erosion and conservation
Saturday, May 16, 9-10:30 am, Gathering at Cedar Creek Township Hall, 2530 N. 41 1/2 Road, Manton. 

Our area used to have a richer topsoil than it has today. This is a short walking tour of a unique site that has preserved evidence of a loss of two feet of top soil from under tree stumps 100 years ago due to wind erosion that are still visible today.  We will see what conservation measures were done 50 years ago along with a discussion of soil restoration in today’s forest management. Contact Forester Larry Czelusta at larry.czelusta@macd.org or 231.775.7681 ext 3. There is no cost.


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 larry.czelusta@macd.org or 231.775.7681 ext 3.