Spring Tree Maintenance
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Spring Tree Maintenance

Proper attention and maintenance of landscape trees in Spring is critical for ensuring health and beauty of trees throughout the growing season.  In this one-hour virtual training, participants will learn proper timing and maintenance techniques to promote health, beauty, and safety in the landscape.  Topics include pruning, irrigation preparation, mulching, stress factors, mechanical protection, and fertility.

Presented by Colin Massey, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Agent

Management of Common Diseases and Pests of Landscape Trees @ This is a virtual event
Mar 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Maintaining tree health is critical for the long-term survival of landscape trees. In this 90 minute virtual
training, participants will learn how to identify diseases and pests that are commonly found on
landscape trees in Arkansas and learn about ways to prevent and treat these issues.
Presented by: Sherrie Smith, Plant Pathologist, University of AR and Jeremy Williams, Arborist, Tree
Climbers, LLC

Selection of Native Woody Plants for Arkansas Landscapes @ This is a virtual event
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a one-hour virtual panel discussion with the authors of the newly published book, Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of Arkansas.  Discussion will focus on the benefits of growing native plants, the importance of increasing plant diversity in our urban landscapes, and how to select plants that will perform well in certain environmental conditions. Panelists will also recommend some native plants they would like to see planted more often in home and urban landscapes.

Moderator: John Scott, Urban Forester, City of Fayetteville

Panelists: Jennifer Ogle, Herbarium Collections Manager, University of AR and Theo Witsell, Chief of Research and Inventory, AR Natural Heritage Commission

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