Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Shade Tree Program

ISU Extension Program
Saturday, August 28, 2010
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Gilbertson Nature Center
22580 A Avenue
Elgin, Iowa

To register call the Fayette County Extension Office at 563-425-3331
Cost: $5.00
Registration Deadline: Friday, August 27, 2010

Shade Tree Program
Participants will learn about shade trees selection, planting and care.  Be prepared when it is time to replace your ash tree.

While the Emerald Ash Borer has not been found in most of Northeast Iowa, it is coming. Since ash is one of the major species in our landscapes, now is the time to start looking at replacements. Proper selection, planting and care of new trees is essential if you want a tree that will add beauty, shade and value to your property. It can be a considerable investment, but provide decades of dividends if done right.

Extension Horticulturist, Bob Hauer, will talk about the pros and cons of the usual shade trees available in Northeast Iowa along with a few of less commonly seen species. He will also talk about the essentials of planting and caring for the trees. Since there are no “perfect” trees, Bob can also answer your questions on the advantages and drawbacks of most common shade trees.

 
The program costs $5 and pre-registration is required by calling Fayette County Extension at 563-425-3331 by Friday Aug. 27th.

"The fees for service will be used to off-set direct expenses and to support the County Extension Program.”

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