Help offered for Tulsans with stressed trees
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Saturday, November 03, 2012
11/03/12 at 5:07 AM
Tulsa trees have taken some abuse from the weather over past seasons, and area agencies are combining to give homeowners information.
The Tulsa Garden Center, in collaboration with the OSU Cooperative Extension Center, Tulsa Community College, Up With Trees and the City of Tulsa, presents "Landscape CPR: Lifesaving Measures for Drought-stressed Trees and Wildlife Habitats."
The event starts at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Tulsa Garden Center auditorium, 2435 S. Peoria Ave.
Tulsa's trees might not look it, but after two consecutive summer droughts, they are stressed out, said horticulturist John Kahre. The area has seen some extreme weather in recent years, and if the ice storm of 2007 didn't destroy your landscape, you may be having to make some decisions about what trees you do have in the near future, the TCC professor said.
The damage from the drought isn't as obvious yet, but some trees will need pruning while others will need to be removed altogether.
During the two-hour information session, Tulsa homeowners can learn how to evaluate the health of their trees and shrubs, recognize stress factors and provide solutions for the well-being of their outdoor living spaces. Also at the workshop, three-gallon trees in a variety of species will be available for a $5 donation.
The workshop is free and open to the public but advance registration is encouraged as seating is limited.
For more information or to register, call 918-746-5125
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Bravetta Hassell 918-581-8316