One of the most commercially valuable trees – the black walnut – will be celebrated during a field day on Thursday.
The event begins at 9 a.m. and runs through 3 p.m. on the John Chase Walnut Plantation northwest of Abilene.
The field day covers talks on growth, management and how to market the black walnut trees, as well as other hardwood trees. Topics include how to prune and thin the trees, the soil’s effect on how the tree can grow, as well as how to enhance wildlife in and around the trees while avoiding insect and disease damage.
Cost is $12 per person. To register call Larry Rutter at 785-484-2509 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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For more information go to www.kansasforests.org and click on news and events. The field day is sponsored by the Kansas Chapter of the Walnut Council, a sister organization to the Kansas Forestry Association.