Shel­ter­belt Tree Work­shop on of­fer in Ni­ton

The McLeod River Post - - Family, Farm & Garden -

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.

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