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Volunteer Training: Timber Stand Improvement

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Date Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration   4h

Join Polk County Conservation for this upcoming workshop!

Location: Jester Park Nature Center, Classroom B

Calling all Park Stewards, Trail Ambassadors, and general Conservation enthusiasts! Strengthen your impact in our parks and along our trails with this workshop devoted to cultivating healthy woodlands throughout Polk County.The goal of timber stand improvement (TSI) is to improve the structure, condition, health, and growth of tree stands in our parks. Join us for boost your volunteer resume and abilities by learning all about managing desirable trees through:

• Invasive management

• Basic tree biology

• Principles of competing vegetation

• Removal and/or benefits of diseased/dying trees

• Thinning, pruning, and release in natural stands

• Post-harvest treatments

There will be a classroom portion followed by a field demonstration. Dress for the weather. Light refreshments will be provided. Please plan to bring a lunch, a refillable water bottle, and a notebook.


Create your profile and register at: https://apps.polkcountyiowa.gov/communityservices

Contact: Pat Spain I 515-323-5280 or Melissa Schmeling I 515-323-5331

Click here to learn more about Polk County Conservation Volunteer Opportunities

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