Click Here to Submit an Event We will review the details and post your event, or contact you for more information.
If you are interested in planting trees and shrubs for conservation purposes like wildlife habitat, reforestation, erosion control, windbreaks, and other environmental benefits, this free program will help you discover the steps to success.
Tree planting success depends on a well-planned and executed approach. Planning, site preparation, species selection, spacing, seedling ordering and care, planting techniques, weed control, wildlife damage, and post-planting management will be covered in this program, with opportunities to ask questions about your planting plans. Sources of advice and assistance with conservation tree planting for landowners will be provided as well.
The program instructor is Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester with the Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center. Lenny started his career at the Vallonia State Tree Nursery assisting with production of millions of tree and shrub seedlings. He spent 15 years as an IDNR District Forester, assisting landowners with forest management, including tree planting plans covering hundreds of acres. For the last 10 years as an Extension Forester, he has provided educational programs covering a wide range of forest management topics.
This program is provided at no cost through the cooperation of Purdue Extension – Johnson County Office, Purdue Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, and the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center.