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Whiteside County: Tree Plantings

  • May 13, 2017
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Yorktown Road near Morrison

A tour of Alan Kaplan’s tree plantings. Three types of tree plantings will be observed: RPM, seedlings, and direct seeding as well as wildlife plantings. 

The plantings vary in age from a direct seeding about 20 years old to an RPM/seedling planting from this spring. The tree planting is about 25 acres, about 10% of the CRP acres. There are hardwood, shrub, and evergreen plantings along with other wildlife practices to see. This tour will present the good, the bad, and the ugly in a variety of plantings.

If it is fairly dry we can drive to a lot of the plantings, 4 wheel drive would be nice. 


From Lyndon Road go to Pilgrim Road (about 8 miles north of Rt 30 east of Morrison). Turn east on Pilgrim Road (the only way you can turn) go 2 ½ miles to Yorktown Road. Go south on Yorktown Road about 1 ¼ miles to the middle farm gate look for signs on the west side of road.

The closest house is right across from the farm entrance 20948 Yorktown Rd Morrison, IL 61270.

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