Author Archives: Bill Kleiman

New Date!! GRN workshop August 20-21, 2019

Hold the date!  We discovered that there are large events in Madison on our original date.  Hotels were full or rates raised a lot.  So we moved back a week to August 20-21.  Please mark your calendars University of Wisconsin-Madison … Continue reading

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Using Rice Hulls as a Carrier for Prairie Seeding

By: Julianne Mason, Restoration Program Coordinator, Forest Preserve District of Will County We have been using rice hulls as a carrier for our native seedings and loving the results!  I first got the idea to try rice hulls from this … Continue reading

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Native Bees and Honey Bees – Are They Compatible? by Bill Glass

Bill Glass, photo above, is the author of this post: When I worked as the ecologist at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie, every couple of years we’d get a request from a beekeeper to put out honey bee hives at Midewin. … Continue reading

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New Date!! GRN workshop August 20-21, 2019

Hold the date!  We discovered that there are large events in Madison on our original date.  Hotels were full or rates raised a lot.  So we moved back a week to August 20-21.  Please mark your calendars University of Wisconsin-Madison … Continue reading

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chainsaw safety video

Nice short video by Tim Ard on felling. Only 8 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wj1d85CLDOQ   Video is clear and short. I liked how the plunge cut was used on a small tree. The plunge cut allows you to get the back-cut done, your … Continue reading

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Julianne Mason on Basal Bark Applications Using an Oil-Water Emulsion

I am re-sending this post from Julianne Mason as it may have not gone through to some folks the first time.   – BK Julianne Mason Fall is a lovely time here in northeastern Illinois.  The leaves are turning, mornings are … Continue reading

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Julianne Mason on “Basal Bark Applications Using an Oil-Water Emulsion”

Editors note:  At our recent GRN Workshop in Kane County I announced I was looking for guests to write posts for this blog.  Juli Mason was in the audience and below she gives us a helpful  report.  If you have … Continue reading

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