Sunday, March 02, 2008

Taking Care of Your Trees

When we first moved to Seminole Heights, we wanted to find out what we could do to take care of our 75 plus year old oaks trees. I had difficulty getting that information. However now there are classes to teach that info.

courtesy of Beverly Morrow who sent this info out.

Urban and Community Forestry Classes

Spring 2008 Schedule

Where: Hillsborough County Extension Office, Seffner Florida

Cost: there is no cost for these classes.

All classes will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 9 p.m.

March 26: Recognizing a Hazardous Tree – Learn how to identify trees that may pose a safety risk and how to take corrective action to reduce the possibility of an accident.

April 16: Tree Care and Drought Extended droughts can cause decline and death on young and mature trees; learn to recognize the symptoms of drought and how you can mitigate the negative affects of drought through proper irrigation and soil management.

May 21: Palms, Palms, Palms – Learn about several newly diagnosed diseases which kill Queen palm, Mexican fan palm (Washingtonia), Canary date palm; and palm fertilization and pruning techniques.

June 27: Trees and Hurricanes – learn how to prevent damage and loss, and how to organize documentation for submitting a claim to your insurance company for the loss of a tree(s) and shrub(s) following a storm.

Hillsborough County

5339 County Road 579

Seffner, Fl., 33584-3334

SUN 541-5519

(813) 744-5519 x106

FAX (813) 744-5776

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