There will be a forestry field day at Carolyn Kleven's farm sponsored by the Illinois Walnut Council in November.
Education program: led by three foresters, as follows:
- Tree identification, notably oak, walnut, and ash all planted in 1999
- Crop tree release (CTR) and pruning
- Invasive species identification and control
- Your questions
Lunch circa 1 P.M. with Foresters Jeremy Parish, Steve Felt, and Dan Schmoker and John Griesbaum, Natural Area Manager, Allerton Park .
After lunch (at the Kleven Farm), we will take four left turns and find ourselves at the Lost Garden of Allerton where John will give us a tour of an old growth forest which is managed as a Nature Preserve.
Again, the event, including lunch, is free. The terrain is fairly easy.
Please register so that Carolyn Kleven knows how many to expect for lunch and can inform you of any last-minute weather cancellation. Registration is free. You can register on this website or call Carolyn at (217) 669-2369 by Friday, November 8th.
The address of this property is 1317 N. 300 East Rd. Monticello, Illinois on the banks of the Sangamon River, in an area that is rich in wild life--foxes, hawks, bobcats, turkeys, and pheasants. It is 4 miles from Cisco, off of interstate 72 and two miles east of Rt. 32.