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Indiana Walnut Council Fall Field Day

September 22, 2019

Join us at the Indiana Walnut Council Fall Field Day! Tour a forest plantation with a variety of species mixes as well as research and tree improvement plots on this field day sponsored by the Indiana Chapter of the Walnut Council. The Forgey Family Farm has cooperated with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center at Purdue to plant agricultural land to a variety of hardwood trees. If you are interested in reforestation and plantation management, this will be a useful program to attend.

The Forgey Family Farm was established 10 years ago in 2009 and completed in large part by 2010.  The Hardwood Improvement & Regeneration Center (HTIRC) program has nearly 50-acres of tree improvement research plantings that are destined to become improved seed sources for black walnut and several other fine hardwood species.  Features here will include trainer tree examples, row thinning, and selective thinning.

Lunch will be catered by a great local restaurant, and we will have a bathroom and hand washing station on site.

Please make a reservation by October 1, 2019.

Registration: $15.00
Use the Indiana Walnut Council Fall Meeting(pdf) for registration.
Make checks payable to Indiana Walnut Council
Mail or email registration by October 1st to Don Greene.
Contact Email: dgreene43@comcast.net
Email registrants may pay at the event.

Mailing Address:
6177 E. State Road 54
Bloomfield, IN  47424-6024
Don Greene’s Home Phone: 812-384-8921, Cell Phone: 812-381-3711

August is National Tree Check Month: Are YOUR trees safe and secure?, Got Nature? Blog, Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension
Forest Improvement Handbook, The Education Store, Purdue University Extension Resource Center
Tree Installation: Process and Practices,  The Education Store
Tree Planting Part 1 & Tree Planting Part 2, videos, The Education Store

Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester
Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

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