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Helping trees survive the winter

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Local certified arborist Laural Hardin is back 6:30 p.m. today at PEEC. In this program, Hardin will talk about what homeowners can do to take care of their trees throughout the winter, to make them stronger and healthier for the spring.
There are actually specific things one can do to ensure the trees on property emerge from the cold and snow with a healthier outlook for the spring. Certified arborist Laural Hardin will teach more about this and other topics related to our trees.
Hardin’s talk will cover all the things you can do to help your trees survive the winter and come out strong in the spring. This includes water, tree wrap and basic pruning. The group will also look at how changing climate effects tree dormancy, and what can be done to boost tree vigor and growth. The talk will focus mostly on non-native urban trees, but it will also touch upon ponderosa, piñon and juniper.
Hardin is a certified arborist and integrated pest management specialist. She specializes in diagnosing and solving tree and garden problems. With an interest in helping people understand the natural balance in the landscape, Hardin teaches us how to avoid most issues by learning to see the root cause. Her style is a hands-on educational, program.
The cost to attend this program is $8, or $6 for PEEC members.
No advance registration is required. For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit www.PajaritoEEC.org, email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call 662-0460.
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) was founded in 2000 to serve the community of Los Alamos. It offers people of all ages a way to enrich their lives by strengthening their connections to our canyons, mesas, mountains, and skies.
PEEC maintains a nature center, holds regular programs and events, and hosts a number of interest groups from birding to hiking to butterfly watching. PEEC activities are open to everyone; however members receive exclusive benefits such as discounts on programs and merchandise. Annual memberships start at $20.
To learn more, visit PajaritoEEC.org.