Illinois Tree Farm Forestry Field Day - October 2nd

  • 10/02/2021
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Mccully Heritage Project in Calhoun County

On October 2nd, the Illinois Tree Farm Forestry Field Day is being held at the McCully Heritage Project in Calhoun County from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.  This event will feature demonstrations, presentations, and walks on a variety of forestry topics.

More information on this event can be found HERE.

Morning and Afternoon Activities:
Shiitake mushroom production demonstration – Michelle Berg Vogel

Tree Identification walks – Mary Grapperhaus, Illinois Tree Farm System

Woodland plant management: Ginseng – Paul Deizman, State Forester, Illinois DNR

Timber Stand Improvement / Timber Management – Jim Adams, MHP

Forest Pests and Management – Chris Evans, Extension Forester, University of Illinois

Portable Sawmill Demonstrations

Bluebird house building and other activities for kids

Educational displays and organizations

Opportunities to meet with Conservation Professionals

Self-guided tours of wetland, creek, longer walks along trails (maps provided)

Event is FREE to attend. Lunch will be available for purchase.

This is an outdoor event and will be held rain or shine. Dress for the weather.

For more information contact Michelle at the McCully Heritage Project at or 618-653-4687

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the event coordinator as soon as possible.

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