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HOPE, Ark. -- Caring for trees in urban settings and the effects of severe weather
on the states’ woodlands are part of the 2014 Forestry Field Day set for May 1 at
the Southwest Research and Extension Center.
“With the terrible winter we’ve had and the effects of ice and wind on trees, many
homeowners are wondering what to do for the trees on their property,” said Jon Barry,
extension forester with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.
“This field day will focus on forest and tree health.”
The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and will adjourn at 2:30 p.m.
Vic Ford, director of the Southwest Research and Extension Center at Hope, will discuss
environmental factors such as drought and flooding that impact tree health. Barry
and Kyle Cunningham of the Arkansas Forest Resources Center will discuss pests and
diseases of pines and hardwoods. The morning session will conclude with a field walk
to examine diseased and infested trees so landowners can learn first-hand how to recognize
After lunch, Alison Litchy, urban forester with the Arkansas Forestry Commission,
will discuss factors that cause stress for urban trees and urban tree care.
“Tree care is one of the greatest home-related maintenance problems faced by urban
landowners,” Barry said. “Often a few simple steps can add decades to the life of
a tree. Come find out how to take care of your trees.”
For those who register by April 25, the fee is $10 per person. Registration at the
door is $15 per person. Those who register ahead will be provided a lunch. A registration
form can be downloaded from the SWREC web site or the AFA web site. To receive a
registration form by email, contact Jon Barry at 870-777-9702, extension 112 or at
11:15 a.m. Field Tour
For more information about the Cooperative Extension Service and its programs, contact
your county extension office or visit our newly renovated site, www.uaex.uada.edu.
The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division
of Agriculture and offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race,
color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, marital or veteran status,
or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
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By Mary HightowerThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) firstname.lastname@example.org