Tree Planting, Maintenance Event Scheduled in Merrillville

Happy Earth Day! If you’re interested in learning more about tree planting and tree maintenance, the Northwest Indiana Tree Planting Consortium is hosting a free event on Tuesday, May 7 in Merrillville.

NWI Tree Planting Consortium_Delta Institute copyThe event includes an indoor session from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway. The outdoor portion of the event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Pruzin Community Park, 5750 Tyler Place.

Visit to register. The program is limited to 40 participants. Attendees must bring their own safety glasses and gloves.

Aren Flint and Diana Nafziger, of the Davey Resource Group, will lead the program, and the agenda is as follows:

  1. Introduction
  2. Community Level Planting Planning
  3. Site Specific Planting Planning
  4. Stock Specific Planting Techniques
  5. Maintenance Guidelines
  6. Planting Demonstration
  7. Hands-on Planting
  8. Q&A Session
  9. Conclusion