MNSTAC Monthly Forums
Monthly forums address issues in urban forestry, arboriculture, and research. Forums are typically held on the third Thursday of the month.
February 16, 2017
"Member Check-in" - Forum & Membership Meeting
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Membership meeting: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Forum presentation: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Bailey’s Nursery, Gordon Bailey Training Room, 325 Bailey Rd, Newport, MN 55055
What’s the latest and greatest coming out of MNSTAC…legislation in the current political climate, current topics, future endeavors? How about our state agencies;? What is new and where are they going in 2017 community forestry? Come hear about the U of M and its current community forestry activities.
We need your presence to facilitate discussion with our agency presenters and to form and provide future direction of MNSTAC and Minnesota Community forestry for 2017 – please come!
Tour: 2017 Bailey Bareroot tree cooler tour.
Meet in the Gordon Bailey Training Room at Bailey’s for coffee and the networking meeting. This room is in the HR building, east across the parking lot from Bailey’s main office. Please park in front or to the east of the HR building. At 10:30 we will go on a 45-minute tour of our advanced cold storage facilities. The weather changes the crops each year and here you can see the actually 2017 crop that is being shipped. We will have some of your most popular varieties pulled out for you to see along with example of what LB (light branch), WH (Whip) and other grading samples. Please Dress for mud and cold.
Kevin Johnston, Bailey’s General Manager, Midwest Production will present an overview of Baileys bare root tree production. Kevin has worked with Trees for 23 years before becoming our General Manager in 2012. Kevin will show us an overview of bareroot and container tree production and how we use best practices to grow the best liner. Here is a great chance to ask questions about, pruning, growth, sweating, varieties, and timing. We have also invited some of the Baileys and the current employees from our Tree farm to join us.