Black walnut is one of the most valuable hardwood trees in the United States. There has been significant interest from landowners in growing black walnut for high value timber products. Walnut can survive and grow on a variety of sites, but careful site selection and well-planned and executed management practices are needed to produce successful plantings. Black walnut in native forest stands can also be managed to improve tree quality and growth.
During this webinar, Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center at Purdue University, will present information and answer questions on:
- Why grow and manage black walnut?
- Selecting good sites for walnut
- Planting black walnut for timber production
- Managing walnut plantations and natural stands
- Pruning basics
- Pests, diseases, and other threats
- Marketing black walnut timber
- Some resources for landowners
The Illinois Forestry Association is pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Indiana Forestry and Woodland Owner Association.
Join us. The webinar is provided for free; and it might help you to improve your woodlands and walnut stands.
Lenny Farlee is an extension forester with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Lenny graduated with a B.S. in Forest and Wildlife Management in 1985, and a M.S. in Silviculture in 1991, both from Purdue University. He worked with the Indiana Division of Forestry at Vallonia State Tree Nursery from 1988 to 1991 as a nursery forester in charge of field operations, producing over 40 species of tree and shrub seedlings. From 1991 to 2006, Lenny was a district forester for the Indiana Division of Forestry serving landowners in a 10 county area, providing advice and assistance with tree plantings, plantation and forest management, and forest improvement, harvesting, and regeneration.
In January of 2007, Lenny joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources as the extension forester for the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center and the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station. Lenny provides programs and publications in a variety of media directed toward improving the regeneration and sustainable management of high quality hardwood trees and forests in the Central Hardwood Region.
Date and Time: Tuesday, April 23rd, at 11 am.
Duration: approximately one hour
, possibly longer depending on the number of questions.
Cost: free of charge
To Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/821069453465830656
Because of overbooking of a previous event, we are manually approving all registrations. IFA and IFWOA members will be approved quickly. Seven days before the webinar (April 16th) all others will be approved based on the order in which they registered. Registration approvals will end when we reach our limit of 100 attendees.
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