Saving Our Trees seminar set for March 1 in Wichita Falls

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: David Graf, 940-716-8610, cdgraf@ag.tamu.edu

WICHITA FALLS – A “Saving Our Trees” seminar will be hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Wichita Falls on March 1 at the River Bend Nature Center, 2200 3rd St. in Wichita Falls.

“The drought continues to negatively impact our trees, and the AgriLife Horticulture Committee felt some education was essential to help people learn what they can do to save our trees,” said David Graf, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Wichita County. “It takes years to replace trees, and anything we can do to save them is a huge benefit.”

Registration is free and will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the program will start at 9 a.m.

“We have two of the best arborists in the region and a renowned low water use expert offering free advice,” Graf said. “We hope the public takes advantage of the opportunity and follows through on some simple but effective methods.”

Gregory David, a certified arborist from Muenster, will present Evaluating Trees and Tips to Save Them. He will be followed by Charlie Carr, certified arborist in Wichita Falls, Dealing with Day-to-Day Issues – Insects, Disease, Pruning; and Paul Dowlearn, professional nurseryman in Wichita Falls, Stretching Soil Moisture to the Max.

Following a question and answer panel with the morning speakers at 11:30 a.m., the audience will be invited to take a River Bend Nature Center tree tour, Graf said.

For more information or to register, contact the AgriLife Extension office at 940-716-8610.

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