Tree disease identification, management program slated for June 17 in San Antonio

by Paul Schattenberg, Texas A&M AgriLife

A Tree Disease Identification and Management program June 17 in San Antonio will be presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and others, coordinators said.

The program will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in the Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park, 8400 N.W. Military Drive.

The registration fee is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Lunch is included.

“This program will include presentations and demonstrations relating to plant diseases and how to help prevent them and/or manage them if they occur,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist, Bexar County.

Rodriguez said topics will include identification and management of oak wilt and other common tree diseases, city tree maintenance requirements, tips to minimize plant stress, proper pruning techniques, replanting techniques and managing tree insects.

Presenters will be AgriLife Extension experts, as well as experts from the Texas A&M Forest Service and City of San Antonio.

A demonstration on air excavation and tree injection will be given by Bartlett Tree Experts of San Antonio.

The program offers five continuing education units for Texas Nursery Landscape Association, Master Gardeners and Master Naturalists. It offers three structural continuing education units – one lawn and ornamental, one integrated pest management and one general – as well as three continuing education units for Texas Department of Agriculture licensees – one laws and regulations, 1.5 general and 0.5 integrated pest management.

Cash will be accepted and checks should be made out to: “Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Program #218310-60004.” Mail checks to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Attn: Angel Torres, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, Suite 212, San Antonio, Texas 78230. Do not mail cash.

An RSVP is required by June 13. To RSVP and for more information, contact Torres at 210-631-0400 or matorres@ag.tamu.edu.

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