Controlling Autumn Olive Workshop and Demonstration
June 22, 2019 9 am-1 pm
Liberty Town Hall, 7478 North 41 Road, Manton MI
Autumn olive is an invasive species that out-competes and displaces native plants. It can produce up to 200,000 seeds each year, and can spread over a variety of habitats and grows in even the most unfavorable soils. It reproduces quickly and with little effort at all. Birds are quite attracted to the seeds, and will scatter them throughout pastures, along roadsides and near fences. Even attempting to remove autumn olive by cutting or burning from your property can cause unwanted spreading as the shrub germinates easily. Autumn olive is one of the most troublesome shrubs in Michigan. In this workshop you will learn to identify and control autumn olive using chemical and non-chemical methods. This workshop will be led by Vicki Sawicki, Invasive Species Specialist with North Country CISMA.
Pre-registration is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231.775.7681 ext. 3 or emailing email@example.com by June 14.
Post Harvest Field Tour
July 20, 2019 9 am-2 pm
Various locations in the Manton Area
Thinking of having your forestland harvested but nervous about what it will look like after logging? This field tour will visit harvested areas that are immediately following, one year after and five years after logging. We will look at good logging and bad logging and discuss how to get the best outcome. Transportation is not provided. Will require some driving in own vehicle.
Pre-registration is required by calling the Wexford Conservation District office at 231.775.7681 ext. 3 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July 12.