Field day in Florence to address woodland management

The Kansas Forest Service, in conjunction with the Cottonwood River Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy will host a field day from 3:30 to 7 p.m. June 6 in Florence to address several aspects of tree planting and woodland management.

This re-scheduled field day is to help landowners and professionals manage tree plantings, woodlands, and riparian area successfully.

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., attendees will look at walnut tree plantings within the City of Florence Tree Farm to learn about planting techniques, seed planting, walnut tree pruning, and herbicide use.

A portable sawmill will be used to mill logs to demonstrate lumber quality changes within logs.

Afterward, the group will go to Doyle Creek Mercantile and Corral for a meal and presentation on determining lumber values.

Information on Thousand Cankers disease of black walnut also will be discussed.

The City of Florence Tree Farm is on E. Fourth Street, just before the Cottonwood River Bridge on the southeast side of Florence.

To get to the site, take Main Street south to Fourth Street. Go east about three blocks just over the levee.

Registration deadline is June 3.

A $5 registration fee will help cover the cost of dinner, refreshments, and teaching materials.

To register, call the Marion County office of K-State Research and Extension at (620) 382-2325 or email Dennis Carlson at dcarlson@ksu.edu or Rickey Roberts at rroberts@ksu.edu.

A brochure about the field day is available at http://bit.ly/10uJadl.

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