The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present â€œHealthy Treesâ€”Healthy Tennesseeâ€ on Thursday, March 13, at Roane State Community College in Oak Ridge at 7 p.m.
Alex Wyss, East Tennessee project director with the Tennessee Nature Conservancy, will be giving an interactive slide show presentation to educate the public about several forest pests that are impacting Tennessee urban and rural forests, and he will discuss what can be done to help stop the spread of these destructive insects.
The Nature Conservancyâ€™s Healthy Trees, Healthy Tennessee trains volunteers in tree stewardship and tree health monitoring. They also engage the public and tree care professionals in tree pest identification, tree health monitoring, and long-term care of trees. The organizationâ€™s goal is to raise awareness about the importance of trees and what people can do to keep trees healthy through education and outreach.
To learn more about the Arboretum Society, go to www.utarboretumsociety.org. For more information on the program, call (865) 483-3571.