Annual Forest Stewardship Conference March 8
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 21, 2014
Ill. — University of Illinois Extension and Iowa State University Extension are
hosting the 2014 Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference on Saturday, March 8,
at the Sinsinawa Mound Center in Sinsinawa, Wis. This is the 20th year for the
forestry conference, which annually draws over 500 woodland landowners and tree
enthusiasts from Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
to Jay Hayek, Extension forester at U of I, "This is one of the largest
woodland owner conferences in the nation. Our conference regularly fills to
capacity, so those interested in participating are encouraged to register early
in order to receive the early bird registration discount that ends Feb. 14 and
secure a spot at the conference."
register, visit http://extension.illinois.edu/go/forestconference.
forestry conference will feature over 21 presentations covering a wide range of
forestry, wildlife, and natural resources topics, including invasive species
management; prescribed fire; timber sales and marketing; tree felling and
pruning; crop-tree management; forest management plans; tree identification;
wood heating appliances; forest interior birds; forest herps; forest and insect
pests; growing hazelnuts; Internet-based forestry resources; and aquaponics.
will once again be offering a two-hour apple tree grafting workshop," Hayek
said. "Enrollment for the apple tree grafting workshop will be limited to the
first 25 individuals who enroll via the online registration system."
Participants in this workshop will be able to take home five apple trees
grafted onto certified rootstock. Participants will also have the opportunity
to interact with federal, state, and university forestry and natural resource
specialists, as well as to visit with a wide variety of vendors and exhibitors.
registration is $45 on or before Feb.14, and $55 after that date. The
registration fee includes a continental breakfast, turkey or meatless lasagna
lunch, refreshments throughout the day, handouts, and a Tri-State Forest
Stewardship Conference coffee mug.
deadline to register is midnight on Feb. 28. Advance registration is
required. Participation is limited to the first 550 paid registrations so
early registration is encouraged and will be accepted on a first-come,
first-served basis. No walk-in registrations on the day of the conference will
Mound Center is located on 585 County Road Z, Sinsinawa, WI. Directions
to Sinsinawa Mound Center can be found at http://www.sinsinawa.org/directions_map.html.
For more information about
the Tri-State Forest Stewardship Conference, visit www.extension.iastate.edu/forestry
Source: Jay Hayek, Extension Specialist, Forestry, firstname.lastname@example.org