The Town of Cedaredge has scheduled its annual Sick Tree Day for Saturday, July 20. Registration is open for only 15 house calls.
"Once we reach that number, we will stop taking reservations," said Jim Leser, chair of the tree board.
This year continues the trend for dry, hot weather with more desiccating winds than usual. There will be more tree stress problems showing up from our drought conditions. Native junipers (cedars) and especially pinyons are showing drought stress with terminal needle browning and in some cases, death.
The Delta County Master Gardeners are receiving lots of problem plant samples, many from the Cedaredge area. A house call from a Master Gardener costs $25 but is free this special day in July.
A team consisting of tree board members along with Grand Junction expert Vince Urbina of the Colorado State Forest Service will help diagnose your tree problems and prescribe management solutions. Tree board members include three Master Gardeners and an expert on insects.
Persons living in the town of Cedaredge and surrounding Surface Creek area who have questions concerning the health of their trees can sign up for a free visit from these experts.
To schedule a visit, sign up in person at the Cedaredge Town Hall, through a sign-up on the town's website, www.cedaredgecolorado.com, or by calling the town hall at 856-3123. Registration opens July 3 and closes on or before July 15, depending upon when the maximum number that can be visited is reached. Once registration is complete a schedule will be established and people who signed up will be notified as to what time to expect a visit.blog comments powered by Disqus