Tree Planting, Care, & Maintenance Workshop


            October 6, 2020    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Thank you to all who attended the program Tuesday evening! We hope everyone found it informative and can use this information when planting and caring for your trees.


Here are links to the information and references that Janet and Steven shared in the program.


Tree Selection


Planting Trees


Compromised Root Systems

This Free event was held as a live webinar.


Planting trees and having them survive in urban and rural environments can be a challenge. From roots to shoots, research in the area of planting and maintaining trees continues to evolve.  Join Steven Nikkila, former senior instructor of the Michigan School of Gardening, and Janet Mancunovich, professional gardener and author, to discuss the best practices of planting and maintenance, crafted from over 60 years of combined experience. Learn how to grow trees in any location, park to parking lot!

Topics include:

  • Selecting the right type of tree for each site
  • Soil preparation
  • Planting instructions
  • Watering
  • Simple, most effective maintenance care
  • Basic pruning techniques
  • When to prune and when to hire a professional

This program is supported by the DNR, Urban and Community Forestry Program,

the USDA Forest Service, State and Private Forestry Program and ReLeaf Michigan.

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