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Oak wilt and forest invasive pests workshop open to public

ROSCOMMON–Oak wilt and forest invasive pests have the potential to disrupt natural forest ecosystem processes and affect timber values.

There will be a workshop April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 151 at the CRAF Center, 606 Lake Street, Roscommon. It will begin with an overview of oak wilt, including how it spreads and how you can best prevent the pathogen from affecting the oaks on your property.

<span “=””>The second half of the workshop will focus on how to identify three potential devastating forest pests and the symptoms they cause in their host trees.

<span “=””>You will also learn how you can get involved in the early detection and rapid response team to help ensure these pests do not have the opportunity to establish populations in our native forest ecosystems.

<span “=””>This workshop is presented in partnership by Diane Bomer, Forestry Assistance Program forester for the Otsego and Crawford-Roscommon Conservation Districts and Julie Crick, MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator in Roscommon.

<span “=””>There is a $5.00 cost for the workshop. Please register to attend by contacting Diane Bomer at <span “=””>diane.bomer@macd.org<span “=””> or by calling 989-732-4021.

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<span “=””>Au Sable Media Group, LLC, is a veteran-owned company that owns and operates the Roscommon County Voice, Crawford County Voice, Michigan Boomers and Voice of the Au Sable.

<span “=””>Our focus is on the positive people and events that make Northern Michigan a great place to live, vacation, work and play.

<span “=””>We have been commercial printers and publishers since 2010, specializing in brochures, rack cards, magazines and other newspapers and publications. A new addition to our stable of marketing products are various promotional items such as shirts, hats, mugs, water bottles and much more.

<span “=””>Through our publications and website at UpNorthVoice.com, we cover the following communities: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Higgins Lake, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Lewiston, Johannesburg, Atlanta, Hillman, Fairview, Comins, McKinley, Mio, Rose City, West Branch, Hale, Glennie, Sand Lake, Harrisville, Tawas City, East Tawas, Oscoda, Au Sable AuGres, Standish, Omer, Sterling, Gladwin, Beaverton, Kalkaska, South Boardman, Fife Lake, Mancelona, Alden, Traverse City, and Waters.

<span “=””>Our staff regularly covers the following school districts: Roscommon, Houghton Lake, St. Helen, Grayling, Mio and Fairview.

<span “=””>We can also be found on Facebook at Roscommon County Voice, Voice of the Au Sable, Michigan Boomers and Crawford County Voice.

<span “=””>For information on promoting your business in any of our products please contact Tracy Constance at 989-275-1170 (<span “=””>tracy@ausablemedia.com<span “=””>) or Walt Smith at 989-390-5359 (<span “=””>waltsmith1955@gmail.com<span “=””>).

<span “=””>If you have information you would like to see published, email Theresa Ekdom at <span “=””>theresa@ausablemedia.com<span “=””>, or Elana Warsen at <span “=””>elana@ausablemedia.com<span “=””>. You can also enter calendar items at your convenience at ww.UpNorthVoice.com.

<span “=””>Au Sable Media Group is an equal opportunity employer and follows all applicable state and federal laws. Our corporate office is located at 709 Lake Street in beautiful downtown Roscommon, Michigan.

Please consider supporting free, local news! UpNorthVoice.com is available for free because of our valuable advertisers and readers. You can donate by clicking here. Thank you!

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UpNorthVoice.com is Northern Michigan’s source for community news.

We cover seven counties that include the following communities: Waters, Hale, Roscommon, St. Helen, Houghton Lake, Prudenville, Grayling, Frederic, Gaylord, Johannesburg, Luzerne, Lewiston, Atlanta, Comins, Fairview, Mio, Rose City, Long Lake area, West Branch, Lupton, Skidway Lake, Sand Lake area, Glennie, Oscoda, East Tawas, Alabaster,Tawas City, and National City.

​We are also a full-service commercial design and printing house. Our specialty is custom commercial printing, as well as the creation of clothing, cups and other marketing products.

​To submit information for publication, or for questions regarding promotion of your business through web or print, as well as promotional items such as hats or cups, please email mconstance@UpNorthVoice.com, or call 989-275-1170.

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