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Sat, Aug 03


Marinette Co

2024 Annual Field Day

Join us for tours of the Welsch Tree Farm! Open to public. Registration due by July 26th.

2024 Annual Field Day
2024 Annual Field Day

Time & Location

Aug 03, 2024, 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Marinette Co, N13426 Northway Drive, Athelstane, WI 54104, USA

About the event

Our 2024 event is Saturday, August 3rd, at the Welsch Tree Farm of Gary Welsch and Jodi Polzin, Outstanding Tree Farmers of 2023.  Located 20 miles northwest of Crivitz, the Welsch Tree Farm will host walking tours and a wagon ride tour. Features include: special sites and highlights of the Welsch property, red pine management, forest pest management, and bedrock geology of the property and surrounding area.  Welcome refreshments open at 8:00am.  Main events from 830am - 2:00 pm, with an additional optional demonstration at 2:15pm.

Pre-registration for this event is required.  Deadline July 26th. Registration fee covers morning refreshments, lunch and a field tour booklet.  Register online or by mail.  Open to public.  Family-friendly.  

Outdoor event.  Dress for the weather!  Terrain may be uneven.

Additional information on the tour includes: installing firebreaks to protect your forest, wildfire prevention in sandy pine/oak areas, impact of spongy moth, emerald ash borer and oak wilt and how to mitigate their impacts, and mechanized firewood processing.

Some of the terrain will be uneven. Please dress appropriately, including sturdy walking or hiking shoes that are water repellent. Bring a walking stick if desired.  Walking tours and wagon ride tours offered.  Bring rainwear and bug spray just in case it is needed.

Registration for this event is required.  


Registration fee covers morning refreshments, lunch and a field tour booklet.

(For mail-in registration, download brochure PDF.)


Tom Jacobs  715-856-6340

Lodging Information:

A variety of motels and camping options are within 30 miles of the Welsch Tree Farm.

Crivitz Lodge, 215 Hall Ave, Crivitz, WI  54114, (715) 854-7014

Exxon Quick Stop and Motel, 530 State Hwy 180, Wausaukee, WI 54177 (715) 856-5386

Waubee Lodge, 18398 Waubee Park Ln, Lakewood, WI 54138 (715) 276-6091

The Four Seasons Island Resort, N16800 Shoreline Dr, Pembine, WI 54156, (715) 324-5800


Twin Bridge County Park, N9714 Parkway Rd, Crivitz, WI 54114  (715)732-7530

Tommy Thompson State Park, N10008 Paust Ln, Crivitz, WI 54114

A full list of lodging options:

Directions to Welsch Property:

N13426 Northway Drive (formerly County A)

Athelstane, WI 54104

The Welsch property is approximately 20 miles northwest of Crivitz or 28 miles east of Lakewood located 2 miles west and north of Athelstane on Northway Rd. Watch the east side of the road for the “Welsch’s 80” and “50 Year Tree Farm” sign at end of the driveway.

*For GPS users-Northway Drive was previously known as County Rd A. Some of the mapping servers have not updated so address may be found as N13426 County Rd A.

Silent Auction:

At the event you will have an opportunity to participate in a silent auction to benefit the Wisconsin Tree Farm Program.

If you have an item you’d like to donate, please contact Shirley Bargander at (715) 302—5368 or


  • 30 minutes

    Registration and refreshments open

  • 30 minutes

    Welcome! (Silent Auction opens)

3 more items available


  • Field Day Ticket

    Sale ends: Jul 26, 11:50 PM

    Includes morning refreshments, catered lunch, and all the tours!

    From $0.00 to $20.00
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • $15.00
      +$0.38 service fee
    • $0.00
      +$0.00 service fee



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