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Learn all about trees during special event

by The Western News
| February 3, 2011 4:01 PM

The Montana Department of Natural

Resources and Conservation and the U.S. Forest Service are

sponsoring what is billed as a “Free Tree Talk” at 6:30 p.m., on

Wednesday, Feb. 16 in the Ponderosa Room behind Libby City

Hall.

Certified arborist Mike Garvey will

lead the two-hour presentation.

The event will include information on

the importance of a healthy urban forest, identifying invasive and

destructive insects and diseases, pest monitoring and survey

techniques and implementing a pest reporting and protocol

system.

In addition, those in attendance can

learn basic skills such as tree identification, tree selection,

planting and maintenance techniques, issues associated with trees

already growing in the urban environment and tips for improving

sustainability, vigor and hardiness for urban trees.

For more information, call

293-8419.