Shelterbelt Tree Workshop on offer in Niton
The workshop will include information about designing a functional shelterbelt for Alberta, caring for and maintaining trees, and common tree insect pests and disease.
If you are planning to plant trees in 2018 and have an aging shelterbelt with pest or disease challenges, you’ll appreciate Yellowhead County Agricultural Services’ shelterbelt tree establishment and maintenance workshop.
Tara McGinn, Yellowhead County’s Agricultural Services Coordinator notes: “Residents who have questions about planning a shelterbelt or the upkeep of an existing one will find the workshop invaluable.” The workshop will include information about designing a functional shelterbelt for Alberta, caring for and maintaining trees, pruning and common tree insect pests and disease. The use of stem mining weevils for Canada Thistle control will also be included in the evenings’ agenda.
The workshop speaker, Toso Bozic, has 20 years’ experience in the agroforestry and woodlot management sector, and will delve into the planning, planting, and maintenance aspects of shelterbelt development and upkeep. In addition, those residents looking for alternative methods of controlling Canada Thistle will find Jessica Watson’s advice invaluable. Jessica will explain how using biological control agents such as stem mining weevils can assist with thistle concerns.
The workshop is set for Wednesday, November 22 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the Niton Community Hall. Snacks will be provided and cost to attend is $5.00 per person.
Please pre-register by November 16. For more information or to register, please contact Yellowhead County’s Wildwood Office at 1-800-8143935 or 780-325-3782.