Join us on Friday June 2nd for the Walnut Council Field Day at the Overland Park Arboretum!
The Walnut Council is a non-profit nation-wide and international organization that represents over 1,000 woodland owners, foresters, ecologists, scientists and wood-producing industries. The mission focuses on transferring the best science and research available in the growth and care of black walnut, other fine quality trees, and related natural resources that provide wildlife habitat, recreation, water quality and forest products. Each year the Kansas Chapter hosts a field day. This year’s location, the Overland Park Arboretum, offers an excellent variety of opportunities to connect with nature.
This event will feature woodland wildflower and tree identification hikes by experts from the Kansas Native Plant Society, sawmill demonstrations from Kansas Forest Service and private mill operators, wildlife management and deer damage control from K-State Research and Extension, sessions on improving woodland health and productivity, diagnosing and controlling tree health issues and streambank and water quality management.
Participants will be divided into groups of 15 to 20 people. Each group will have a designated leader who will guide participants to session locations. Everyone will have the opportunity to participate in all educational sessions offered at the field day. This all day-long event provides morning refreshments and a lunch as part of the registration fee.