Spring Planting Workshop

Spring Planting Workshop

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Leelanau Conservation District

Leelanau County Government Building, Suttons Bay


Conservation Districts across the country have been offering quality, affordable trees, and shrubs for decades.  Before you place your order with your favorite nursery or conservation district, come learn about selecting the right species in the right place for the right reasons.  Learn tips on how to maximize planting success by proper site selection and preparation, planting techniques and follow-up protection and care.   MAEAP (Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program) Phase I Credit.  The workshop is free of charge, but tell us you are coming so we can hold you a spot! Email Parker Ameel, pameel@gtcd.org. 


6:30 pm   Welcome/Introductions/FAP Services

  • Kama Ross, District Forester

6:35 pm   Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program – MAEAP, Phase 1 Credit

  • Parker Ameel, MAEAP Technician

6:45 pm   Biochar as a Planting Soil Amendment – Tim Overdier, Retired Soil Scientist, Biochar Guys

7:30 pm   Assisted Tree Range Expansion Project – ATREP – Maddy Baroli, Project Manager

7:45 pm   Spring 2020 Tree Species – Kama Ross, District Forester

8:00 pm   Spring 2020 Shrub Species – Tom Adams, Resource Specialist

8:30 pm    Wrap Up