Master Gardeners host program on tree care during drought

Special to the Current

The Somervell County Master Gardeners’ next program in its Community Horticulture Education Series will focus on tree care during a drought with guest speaker Steve Houser of the Dallas County Master Gardeners.

images-1The presentation is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Somervell County Citizens Center. It’s free and open to the public.

Prolonged drought and heat in Texas can severely impact your trees and can ultimately be detrimental to your landscape plants as well. In this presentation, you will understand the basic impacts of drought and heat on your trees, as well as their natural response.

You will also learn how you can best prepare for drought by using tactful techniques and good planning to maintain a sustainable and thriving landscape.  Future watering restrictions will require your landscape to be more drought tolerant.  Are your trees and landscape ready?”

Houser, a Master Naturalist and certified arborist, will cover not only how to care for our trees during these rough drought years, but will also give us advice on how to care for our precious trees during this crazy icy and sub-freeze-prone winter.

Houser is also involved in projects to preserve our historic trees in our region and will give us insight into this exciting and worthy effort.


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