Fourth Chestnut Orchard Visit led by COS

Mark your calendar….Fourth COS field trip, July 9th.

On Saturday, July 9 at 1pm Chestnut Orchard Solutions (COS) will hold the next field trip and orchard visit to an orchard near New Era, Michigan.

This highly productive orchard, one of the best in the state right now, will be highlighted on many levels where we will discuss the  things that have been learned to help you plan, plant, and maintain your own orchards! We will also highlight the efficacy of the biological control for chestnut blight and how well it works! We will also have a demonstration of how chestnut blight is treated. Attendees will see mature trees, recently planted trees, along with trees in the midst of pollination time. Come ready to ask questions and discuss!

Please RSVP if you haven’t already so we can plan accordingly.

The address for New Era Chestnuts, LLC is 6998 S. 44th Ave., Montague, Michigan 49437. There is no official address marked on the property, but this should get anyone using google maps to the driveway that leads into the property. The driveway is narrow and somewhat hidden among trees. Please park near the storage shed to the left of the driveway.

If traveling on US 31 either north or south to the Chestnut Orchard, take Exit 136 on Winston Rd and travel west on Winston Road. Turn left (north) at stop sign which is 56th Avenue. Travel to West Wilkie Rd. and turn left (West) and follow road to next stop sign to South 48 Avenue and turn slight right on West Wilkie Road. Continue traveling on to next intersection at curve in road which is S. 44th Avenueand turn right. Continue on gravel road north 300 feet, the driveway to the New Era Chestnut orchard is on your right.

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