The Extension Office will be giving away tree books and CSFS will be offering free site visits, a $60 value each, as door prizes. The site visits will take into account the desired future conditions for a property, forest health, wildlife habitat, wildfire mitigation and more.
Jodi Hohenstein and Casey Harris, foresters with the CSFS office in Montrose will give a presentation about how to prepare and plant for windbreaks, wildlife habitat and erosion control. Yvette Henson, CSUCE agent for San Miguel and West Montrose counties, will give a presentation about the tree and shrub species offered through the Seedling Tree Program. This will help those interested in purchasing plants to choose the best plant species for their specific situation.
The CSFS Tree Program enables rural landowners to obtain trees at nominal cost. The programs aim is to encourage the planting of trees and shrubs for conservation purposes, including to establish effective windbreaks, to reduce erosion, protect homes, cropland, livestock and highways, and to enhance wildlife habitat and for reforestation.
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension provides unbiased, research-based information about 4-H youth development, family and consumer issues, horticulture and natural resources. As part of a nation-wide system, Cooperative Extension brings the research and resources of the University to the community.
For more information, contact Henson at 327-4393 or Yvette.Henson@colostate.edu.