Friday, May 6, 2016

Seminars Next Week!

Dealing with Drought - Tree Care
Thursday - May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service-Travis County
1600 Smith Rd, Austin, TX 78721

Many trees are stressed by prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Selecting trees that use water efficiently is one way to make your landscape more resistant to drought. Learn about several tree maintenance procedures to increase a tree’s chance during drought such as mulching, proper pruning, limiting fertilization and supplemental irrigation.
Lara Schuman, an ISA Certified Arborist and Program Manager at City of Austin Urban Forestry, will share her knowledge on caring for trees.

Cost: $15 - NO cash accepted – checks and credit cards only.
Register by Phone: 979-845-2604
Contact: Sue Carrasco, 512-854-9610 or

Firewise Gardening
Saturday - May 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746
A fire action plan saves lives and property through advance planning. Learn how to take steps to protect yourself and help first responders help you! Master Gardener Cher Coleman will provide you with landscaping tips to create a defensible space, things you can do to make your home more fire resistant. Review checklists for family preparedness, disaster plans and evacuations provided by the Texas Forestry Service and the Austin Fire Department.

Seminar is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.
Zilker park entrance fee is $2 per adult, $1 per child (ages 3-12) or seniors (age 62 & over), $3 for non-Austin Residents. Cash or check accepted.

For more information contact: Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Travis County, 512-854-9600