By Trisha Gedon


STILLWATER, Okla. – (Feb. 22, 2018) When thinking about a landscape, colorful flowers and shrubs likely come to mind. However, trees also play an important role, both in the home landscape and in public settings.

Trees can be extremely valuable, so proper care is essential. In an effort to convey information about proper tree care, Oklahoma State University’s Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture is hosting a Tree Care Issues workshop March 22.

Mike Schnelle, OSU Cooperative Extension floriculture specialist, said the workshop is geared toward arborists, horticulturists, landscape architects and other green industry professionals. Master Gardeners and horticultural consumers also are welcome to attend.

“Some of the best industry professionals will be on hand to share their expertise in the various lectures during the event and present the latest research-based information available,” Schnelle said. “Everyone who attends this conference will gain so much valuable information that will be applicable to all varieties of trees that are suitable to Oklahoma’s climate and growing conditions, as well as surrounding states that have similar climate and growing conditions.”

Agenda topics include trees that require low pesticide inputs, tree growth regulators, turfgrass-tree interfaces, tree planting procedures and more.

The workshop will take place at the Wes Watkins Center on the OSU campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Registration of $85 is due by March 13 and includes lunch. If mailing registration, it must be postmarked by March 13. OSU Cooperative Extension educators, members of The Botanic Garden, college students, Master Gardeners, Oklahoma Gardeners Association members and Linnaeus Gardeners may register for $65. Seating is limited and early registration is encouraged. No late or on-site registration will be accepted.

The lectures will be taught by industry professionals as well as OSU Extension faculty.

“There will be many provocative concepts offered in a short period of time,” Schnelle said. “The group we have assembled to share their expertise guarantees that participants will go home with sound and practical advice.”


For more information about the conference and registration, contact Stephanie Larimer at 405-744-5404 or email at Participants may register online at Click on Horticulture/Landscape.

Source: Oklahoma State University