What makes a pine perform, an oak operate, or a birch behave? A workshop about helping trees thrive in the landscape is scheduled for Friday, October 29th. “Trees in the Landscape 101” is designed for homeowners associations, church trustees, property managers, and any one else who hires, supervises or performs any kind of turf or landscape maintenance activities. The content is also suitable for landscape professionals who would like to know more about trees.
The three-hour workshop will cover the basics of topics such as selecting the right tree for the right place, planting trees correctly, providing adequate water, reconciling conflicts between trees and turf, proper pruning, and recognizing insect and disease problems. There will also be an emphasis on sources of reliable and knowledgeable information and assistance.
The workshop will be held at the Trailhead building at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls starting at 9:00 a.m. A $5 per person registration fee helps cover workshop costs. Besides instruction, attendees will receive related educational materials, snacks, and a chance to win door prizes. Pre-registration is encouraged since there is limited room. A workshop brochure and registration form is available on-line at www.communitycanopy.com, from the city forester of any of the Community Canopy cities, or call Katie at 208/415-0415.
The “Trees in the Landscape 101” workshop is sponsored by Community Canopy, a tree care education partnership working toward sustainable community forests. Community Canopy members include the cities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, and Spokane, as well as the Spokane County Conservation District, the Washington State University Extension, and the University of Idaho Extension.
For further information, please contact Karen Haskew, Urban Forester, City of Coeur d’Alene, at 208/769-2266.