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Sunday, August 18, 2019
1:00 pm Favorite walk through Warren Dunes State Park identifying tree species and common issues.
Warren Dunes State Park
first parking lot on the right on Floral Lane, which is north of the main State Park entrance on Red Arrow Highway
Sawyer, MI
Cost: FREE
Contact & More Info
http://harborcountryhikers.com

Local arborist Christian Siewert will share one of his favorite walks through Warren Dunes State Park on Sunday, Aug. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Sure, trees all look very similar at first, but once you start to see the subtle differences, and learn to read their body language you’ll see them in a whole different light. Join Christian Siewert, our local arborist, as he shares his tricks to identifying many of our native species and some of the common issues that come along with trees. Join the Harbor Country Hikers on one of his favorite walks, Warren Dunes State Park. Christian studied arboriculture at Merristwood College in Guildford, England and received his certified arborist status from The International Society of Arboriculture after starting C & A Arborists in 1997. He currently works as a consultant for his company diagnosing tree issues and advising homeowners on best management practices for trees and their ailments.

These are the dog days of summer and we will be hiking on natural earth trails, maybe even some sand, so wear sturdy shoes, bring plenty of water, and insect repellent.

Theme: What Tree/ tree stress is It?
Venue: Warren Dunes SP
When: Sunday, August 18, 2019 @ 1pm EDT

Estimated Presentation Time: 15 minutes
Hike Leader: Christian Siewert, ISA Certified Arborist
Estimated Time: 2 hours
Hiking Distance: 2.0 miles, give or take
Physical Difficulty: Moderate
Location: Floral Ln, Bridgman, MI 49106

Siewert will share his tips for identifying native species while reading the body language of trees and facts about the common issues associated with our local forests.  Founder of C&A Arborists in 1997, Siewert studied arboriculture at Merristwood College in Guildford, England, and received his certified arborist status from The International Society of Arboriculture.  He currently works as a consultant for his company diagnosing tree issues and advising homeowners on best management practices for trees and their ailments.

The group will begin from the first parking lot on the right on Floral Lane, which is north of the main State Park entrance on Red Arrow Highway.  Those without a seasonal pass will need to stop at the main entrance for a day permit.  The two-mile hike of moderate difficulty will be on natural earth trails and sand, so sturdy shoes, water and insect repellent are recommended.

Harbor Country Hikers events are open to all and children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.  Membership ($20 for individuals or $30 for families) is encouraged.  For weather cancellations, further information about HCH or to request a membership form, visit harborcountryhikers.com.