TREE THERAPY    March 8 (Monday)        6:30-8:00PM

To register for this online program, email [email protected] by March 5.

Chuck Martin, Senior Horticulturist and Grounds Manager at Whiting Forest of Dow Gardens will discuss why planting trees is essential to our society’s well-being. So often we take the natural environment   around us for granted without thinking about the many benefits that it supplies.  Be surprised by the economic, emotional, physical health, and ecological benefits of planting a tree in your yard. 


Chuck Martin has worked as a Horticulturist at Dow Gardens since 1984. In 2017 he accepted the position of Whiting Forest Grounds Manager. His areas of expertise include: Woody Plants, Perennials, Rose Care and Culture, Native Plants of Michigan, Vines, Invasive Plants, Ground Maintenance, and Pruning. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.  To continue his education, Chuck earned an MBA from Northwood University.  Chuck also serves as a Garden Journalist for the Midland Daily News.   Through his numerous lectures and presentations, many schools, gardening clubs and civic groups have been enriched by his passion and enthusiasm for his work in horticulture.

Wildflower Association of Michigan annual conference March 7-8, 2021 via Zoom
It is not too late to register to hear these awesome speakers; go to

Native Garden Designs booklet – all Mid-Mitten members will soon be receiving this in your USPS mailbox as a benefit of your membership.