Fort Bend County Libraries will present an online gardening program, “Tree Care Basics,” on Tuesday, November 16, beginning at 2:00 pm. Part 8 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners, this program will be live-streamed via Webex; it will NOT be in person.
James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will provide an overview of tree care for the Texas Gulf Coast region.
Learn about different varieties of trees that perform well in this area, which ones are high or low maintenance, where to plant them, and how to water them. Hear about the optimum soil recommended for different varieties of trees, as well as nutrient requirements and types of fertilizers. Holladay will also talk about common pests and diseases that affect trees in this region and how to combat them.
Holladay received his undergraduate degree in Horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University and his graduate degree in Agricultural Education from Texas A&M University.
The program is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the program so that a link to the Webex session can be emailed to all who register. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Classes & Events,” select “Virtual Programs,” and find the program on the date indicated. Participants may also register by calling Fort Bend County Libraries’ Communications Office at 281-633-4734.