Morgan County: Fall Field Days

  • 09/07/2012
  • 10:00 AM
  • 09/08/2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Jacksonville, Illinois
   both IWC Members and the Public are invited
We ask that attendees please bring: Friday lunch, drinking water, insect repellent, a chair, field clothing (no shorts), tree finder books (available  for $5.00).  Pre-registration is required - see contact at bottom below.

Helen Hinde Tree Farm - SW corner of Concord and Catalpa Roads.  GPS - N39, 48’, 04,6”, W 090, 19’, 14.3”.   Directions from I-72, exit 60.   Take US 67 north toward Beardstown/Macomb, drive 6 miles to County Road Maintenance Building on right side of US 67.     Turn north onto Mt. Zion Road. for ½ mile,    then turn Left on Apple Road for  aprox. 21/2 miles, when Apple Road tees,      turn right on Base Line Road.,   Drive ½ mile then turn left on Catalpa Road.     Drive 1 mile to Hinde Tree Farm.

Friday - September 7, 2012
10:00 a.m. Tree Identification Workshop
  (May Watt Tree Finder books will be used)
Noon  Lunch on you own - bring your own lunch
1:30 p.m. Invasive Plant Identification and Control
  by Lenny Farlee, Extension Forester, 
  Hardwood Tree Improvement Center, West Lafayette, Indiana
3:30 p.m. Site Preparation for Natural Regeneration of Fine Hardwoods by Dan Schmoker, Lenny Farlee and Steve Felt
5:30 p.m. Social Hour & Super Nut Contest -Comfort Inn
  200 Comfort Drive, South Jacksonville, IL 62650 217-245-8372
  I-74 * Hwy 267(Main Street )
6:00 p.m. Dinner - catered by Brickhouse BBQ at Comfort Inn  
  Brief Business Meeting
Saturday - September 8, 2012
8:00 a.m. Tree Felling and Skidding Demonstration
  by  John Torbert & Chris Short
      Chris, a local firewood dealer and arborist will demonstrate
      his tracked skidder, loader and our lumberjack will fell trees.
9:30 a.m. Timber Harvest and Sales 
  Planning, Marking, Measuring, Contracts, Marketing
  by  Steve Felt, Dan Schmoker and John Torbert
11:30 a.m. Pruning 
Noon  Box lunch provided
1:00 p.m. Thinning - Why thin?  How to do it
  Crop Tree Release Methods and Techniques, Tools and
3:00 p.m. Closing

For more information (on dietary restrictions, handicap access, local lodging), to register, and to arrange registration fee payment, contact Dan Schmoker at 217-529-0061 or
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