Hill Country tree care program slated for Oct. 12 in Kerrville

Oak wilt, shown here, will be one of the topics addressed at the Oct. 12 program in Kerrville. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

KERRVILLE – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Hill Country Master Gardeners will present a Tree Care in the Texas Hill Country program Oct. 12 in Kerrville.

The program will be held from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas Highway 27.

Presenters will be David Appel, Ph.D., professor of plant pathology and microbiology at Texas A&M University, College Station, and Sheila McBride, AgriLife Extension program specialist, College Station.

“This program will be a comprehensive look at the types of trees compatible with the Texas Hill Country and some of the stress factors and diseases that can affect them, as well as how to address those challenges to healthy tree development,” said Roy Walston, AgriLife Extension agent for Kerr County.

Program topics will include tree benefits; identification, selection and planting; tree biology and nutrition; care and pruning; tree stress factors and treatment; and oak wilt identification and treatment.

There will also be an off-site tree injection demonstration for the management of oak wilt.

The registration fee is $35 and includes snacks and a boxed lunch.

For registration information, call the AgriLife Extension office in Kerr County at 830-257-6568 or go to https://www.hillcountrymastergardeners.org. Registration deadline is Oct. 4.




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