EYES ON THE FOREST: HOW TO BE THE BEST STEWARD OF YOUR TREES AND FOREST
Kama Ross, District Forester for the Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts, will speak on forest stewardship at the September 1st meeting of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan. The meeting will be held via Zoom at 6 p.m.
Kama will share some of the major forest stresses facing our trees- how to correctly identify them, how to mitigate their impacts through seasonal inspections and how to implement management practices based on science so that we can preserve this valuable natural resource, our forests, for future generations. Being the "Best Steward" of your property means being well-informed, getting out there and noticing changes and working with qualified local tree professionals to help keep your trees and shrubs healthy, vigorously growing and providing all the benefits that we need every day.
Kama Ross has been the Forestry Assistance Program (FAP) Forester for Leelanau, Benzie and Grand Traverse Conservation Districts since October 2013. Prior to this position, Kama was the FAP Forester for Wexford and Missaukee Conservation Districts. She also enjoyed a career as an outdoor and environmental educator at Kettunen Center, Michigan’s 4-H Conference Center in Tustin. She is very glad to be sharing her passion for forestry with area landowners.
Kama is a co-owner of two Northern Michigan Certified Tree Farms since 1990. After receiving her forestry degree from Michigan State University, she served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.
“Our forests today face many stresses, but there is a lot we can all be doing to protect our beautiful forests. Kama does a great job of educating us all” says Michele Worden, President of the Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan.
The Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan (MGANM) furthers the horticulture education activities of MSU Extension through monthly educational presentations. Meetings are held monthly on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to the public. A $5 donation from non-members is appreciated. For certified master gardeners meeting attendance earns credits toward volunteer and education hours. For more information visit mganm.org
Master Gardener Association of Northwest Michigan is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization,
as a chapter of the Michigan Master Gardener Association. 8527 E Governmental Center Drive, Suite 107, Suttons Bay. Michigan , 49682