A field day filled with practical and often hands-on ideas of managing trees and forest lands will be held June 3 at the Eastep Tree Farm near Cherryvale.
Phil Eastep, a dentist in the area says he started planting trees as a long-term timber investment for his grandchildren. He also appreciates the wildlife habitat and conservation benefits, he says.
He has planted more than 50,000 trees since 1979, most of them black walnut, and has worked to improve the condition of existing trees on his 400-acre farm.
Many of the session leaders for the field day will be specialists from the Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University Research and Extension or other Kansas natural resource professionals.
Lunch is covered in the $12 registration fee. Registration information and driving directions are available at www.kansasforests.org/calendar/index.shtml. Pre-registration by May 28 is requested.