May
11
to May 18

LANDOWNERS INVITED TO FIRE ECOLOGY WORKSHOP:

Two upcoming free fire ecology workshops will offer a wealth of fire science information to interested landowners and members of the public. The workshops, led by land management professionals and fire science researchers, will feature both indoor presentations and in-the-field discussions.

The first workshop will be held May 11 in Houston, MO and the second will be held

May 18 in Poplar Bluff.

Please attend and learn more about:

  • The historical role and ecology of fire in the Missouri Ozarks

  • Why public land managers in southern Missouri use prescribed burns

  • How fire can be used to manage wildlife habitat

  • Technical and cost sharing opportunities for fire management on private property

The workshops are hosted by the Oak Woodlands and Forests Fire Consortium and partnering organizations: Missouri Department of Conservation, The Nature Conservancy, National Wild Turkey Federation and Mark Twain National Forest.

Both workshops will run from 10am - 2:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Additional workshop details will be posted on the Oak Fire Science website at www.oakfirescience.com. Register on the website or by phone at (573) 884-9262. Contact Joe Marschall with questions: marschallj@missouri.edu.

For more info click HERE

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Apr
6
9:00 AM09:00

FWAM Annual Meeting

Join us at the FWAM Annual Meeting on April 6 from 9am to 2pm at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s George O. White State Forest Nursery Open House & Tours.

One hour tours by appointment - space is limited. Call (573) 674-3229 to reserve a time.

  • Learn about native plants & trees

  • Chat with conservation experts

  • Meet Smokey Bear

  • Fish at the nursery’s three acre lake

  • See a full scale sawmill demonstration

  • Free hot dogs, chips, and cookies

The nursery is located at 14027 Shafer Road, just north of Licking, MO.

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Mar
21
to Apr 18

Treekeepers Course

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri’s TreeKeepers classes, sponsored in part by the Missouri Department of Conservation, are held each year in late spring/early summer.

This free, five week course educates citizens about trees, their benefits and care, and provides practical, hands-on learning in six key areas: identification, biology, soils, planting, pruning, and insects and diseases.

The 2019 course will take place on Thursdays from 2 - 4pm beginning on March 21 and ending on April 18. The courses will be held at Little Creek Nature Center, with that last course being held at CommuniTree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park.

To register click HERE!

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Mar
4
to Mar 31

HONEYSUCKLE SWEEP FOR  HEALTHY HABITAT:

In an effort to energize the greater St. Louis region around improving habitat for our native plants and animals, area conservation organizations join together to spotlight invasive bush honeysuckle and the need to remove it so that large swaths of land can become productive areas for native habitat, recreation and enjoyment. To that end, organizations will host public events and volunteer removal days during Honeysuckle Sweep Weeks.

Spring 2019 Honeysuckle Sweep will be the entire month of March.

For more information click HERE

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Missouri Tree Farm 70th Anniversary Celebration
Mar
1
to Mar 2

Missouri Tree Farm 70th Anniversary Celebration

  • Hilton Garden Inn Columbia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. NO REGISTRATION AFTER FEBRUARY 22.

Mark your calendar for the Missouri Tree Farm 70th Anniversary Celebration planned for March 1-2, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Columbia, MO.

Concurrent Session Topics: Black Walnut Initiative, Chestnuts & Ozark Chinquapins, Estate Planning & Succession, Invasive Species, Tree Pests & Diseases, Timber Markets Present & Future, Timber Stand Improvement & Cost Share, and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement.

Tree Farm Celebration Agenda

FRIDAY, MARCH 1

10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Missouri Tree Farm Committee business meeting. Lunch will be provided.

11:00 am – 3:30 pm: Barrel 53 Cooperage Tours and Tastings. Barrel 53 is a family-owned and operated whiskey barrel cooperage and stave manufacturer. Every barrel is aged and refined using premium Missouri White Oak. Tours will be offered for $25 (lunch included). Space is limited to 50.

1:00 – 4:00 pm: Registration. Please check in and pick up your attendance gift bag.

4:00 – 5:30 pm: Bass Pro Shops Reception. Join us for a cocktail reception at Bass Pro located within walking distance of the Hilton Garden Inn.

6:00 – 9:00 pm: Banquet Dinner and Awards Ceremony. Chris Erwin with the American Tree Farm System will speak on Advocacy and Legislative Process. Missouri State Forester Lisa Allen will be presenting the annual awards.

SATURDAY, MARCH 2

8:00 – 8:45 am: Registration. Please check in and pick up your attendance gift bag.

9:00 – 9:45 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks.

9:45 – 10:00 am: Opportunity to meet with vendors.

10:00 – 10:50 am: Concurrent Session – Period 1. (Options: Black Walnut Initiative, Invasive Species or Timber Stand Improvement & Cost Share)

10:50 – 11:00 am: Opportunity to meet with vendors.

11:00 – 11:50 am: Concurrent Session – Period 2. (Options: Chestnuts & Ozark Chinquapins, Tree Pests & Diseases or Wildlife Habitat Enhancement)

11:50 am – 1:20 pm: Lunch. Garret Nowell with Independent Stave will speak on the White Oak Initiative.

1:20 – 1:30: Opportunity to meet with vendors.

1:30 – 2:20: Concurrent Session – Period 3. (Options: Estate Planning & Succession, Tree Pests & Diseases or Timber Stand Improvement & Cost Share)

2:20 – 2:30: Opportunity to meet with vendors.

2:30 – 3:20: Concurrent Session – Period 4. (Options: Invasive Species, Timber Markets Present & Future or Wildlife Habitat Enhancement)

3:20 pm: Adjourn.

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Nov
12
6:30 PM18:30

Invasive Plant Workshop

Join the USDA Forest Service, University of Missouri Extension, and partners for an information packed workshop on invasive plants of Missouri. Discussions on:

  • The ecology and importance of Missouri’s forests

  • How to identify and map invasive plants in Missouri

  • Native alternatives to invasive ornamental plants

To RSVP or for more information contact Dacoda Maddox at (573) 875-5341 ext. 234 or DacodaMaddox@fs.fed.us.

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Nov
5
4:00 PM16:00

Invasive Plant Workshop

Join the USDA Forest Service, University of Missouri Extension, and partners for an information packed workshop on invasive plants of Missouri. Discussions on:

  • The ecology and importance of Missouri’s forests

  • How to identify and map invasive plants in Missouri

  • Native alternatives to invasive ornamental plants

To RSVP or for more information contact Dacoda Maddox at (573) 875-5341 ext. 234 or DacodaMaddox@fs.fed.us.

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Oct
30
4:00 PM16:00

Invasive Plant Workshop

Join the USDA Forest Service, University of Missouri Extension, and partners for an information packed workshop on invasive plants of Missouri. Discussions on:

  • The ecology and importance of Missouri’s forests

  • How to identify and map invasive plants in Missouri

  • Native alternatives to invasive ornamental plants

To RSVP or for more information contact Dacoda Maddox at (573) 875-5341 ext. 234 or DacodaMaddox@fs.fed.us.

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Arbormeisters Homebrew and Craft Beer Festival
Sep
8
1:00 PM13:00

Arbormeisters Homebrew and Craft Beer Festival

314-533-5323
info@moreleaf.org

@ CommuniTree Gardens Nursery, 2194 Creve Ceour Mill Rd. South, St. Louis, MO 63146
Each homebrew includes at least one ingredient sourced from a tree! Enjoy these unique brews while enjoying the natural setting of Forest ReLeaf's Communitree Gardens Nursery in Creve Coeur Park. All proceeds benefit Forest ReLeaf's mission of "planting trees, enriching communities." Attendees will have the opportunity to rate the various brews and vote for their favorites; may the best homebrewer win! You will enjoy live music, CommuniTree Gardens nursery tours, raffle prizes, food trucks with food for sale and additional food and beverages. Tickets are $30 in advance, $50 for VIP and $35 at the gate. $30


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