Grow the trees, not the weeds

Bill Lindberg

Registration is open for the Michigan State University Extension event, grow the trees, not the weeds. Join the MSU Extension Christmas tree team on Thursday, July 6, from 12:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Wahmhoff Farms (22330 M 40 in Gobles, Michigan 49055) for a field day demonstration on weed identification and management and pruning and shearing.

Weed management is critical for tree establishment. Learn how to identify what weed species are present as well as how best to control them.

Pruning and shearing decisions will greatly impact the value of the trees at harvest. Learn pruning and shearing strategies of pines, spruces and fir trees.

Lunch will be provided at no cost, but registration is required. Space is limited. Restricted use pesticide credits will be available.


• 12:30 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. Welcome and lunch (will be provided at no cost), (Bill Lindberg from MSU Extension)

• 1:00 p.m. until 1:20 p.m. What’s that weed? How to identify weeds (Debalina Saha from MSU)

• 1:20 p.m. until 1:40 p.m. Field tour and discussion of herbicide products and trials (Debalina Saha from MSU)

• 1:40 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Questions and future research goals (Debalina Saha from MSU)

• 2:00 p.m. until 2:15 p.m. Importance of pruning and shearing (Bill Lindberg from MSU Extension)

• 2:15 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. Punning and shearing demonstrations (Wahmhoff Farms)

• 2:45 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Questions and adjourn