Gardening in the Mountain presents:
The Secret Life of Trees
Thursday, May 17, 2018
10 a.m. to noon
NC Cooperative Extension
Buncombe County Center
49 Mount Carmel Road
Presenter: Steve Pettis, Henderson County Commercial and Consumer Horticulture Agent, NC State Cooperative Extension
Do you wonder about all the trees that surround you in Western North Carolina? What kinds of trees grow here? What factors affect their growth? What role do they play in our environment? Why do trees die in urban landscapes?
Speaker Steve Pettis has spent his life studying plants and gardening. As a child, he gardened with his grandmother, dividing daylilies, irises, and daffodils. He went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in ornamental horticulture and a Master’s Degree in plant protection and pest management at the University of Georgia, where he studied with highly esteemed horticulturists Allan Armitage and Michael Dirr. Steve’s career includes managing a tree farm and nursery, managing a research greenhouse, and working as a consulting arborist.
Grow your knowledge and appreciation of our beautiful WNC trees. Hear Steve discuss why trees are so important to us and why they should be protected.
The talk is free, but registration is required by calling 828-255-5522.