​Registration Information

Registration Fee: $35

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2022


The workshop will be held in the meeting room at Schmeeckle Reserve, Stevens Point, Wis. Information on Schmeeckle and the Menzel Pavilion including driving and parking directions is available here.

Program Partners

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Cancelation Policy

Requests received prior to the registration deadline will be granted a full refund. Requests received after the registration deadline but prior to the workshop’s start will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be granted to requests received after the start of the workshop. To receive a refund a written request must be made to hfrater@uwsp.edu

​Workshop Information

Tree Planting:
20 minutes in the life or death of a tree

May 27, 2022 | Noon-4 p.m. | Stevens Point, Wis.

 20 Minutes in the Life or Death of a Tree is a half-day workshop that focuses on tree planting and tree care.  The workshop includes an introduction to tree biology, a hands-on examination of tree root systems, the application of this knowledge to ensure proper planting, demonstrate proper tree planting techniques, and discuss post-planting tree care.  

Through a combination of presentations, root examinations, and tree plantings this workshop will cover:

  • Overview of tree root biology and formation and its impact on planting success
  • Tree planting based on the packaging type (bare-root, container-grown)
  • Tree care the first year after planting

A tentative itinerary is available HERE.

Target Audience 

This workshop is geared towards landowners. However, it is open to all interested participants.

Workshop Instructors

Les Werner, Ph.D., Professor of Urban and Community Forestry, University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point