Class: Tree Planting for Homeowners at Casey Tree Farm
Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
The foundation for a tree's health and longevity is established the day it is planted. Tree care begins at day one and this workshop will get you and your trees off to a strong start. Join Casey Trees and Shawn Walker of Trees 101, LLC for a tree planting class for homeowners at Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, VA where you will learn the technical essentials and explore how tree physiology and functions inform our approach to planting and maintenance.
Participants will learn how to properly select trees from a nursery and what to look for to ensure the greatest chance of success for their new planting. A classroom session will be followed by a planting demonstration on the grounds of the farm.
Going westbound on Rt. 267 W [Dulles Toll Road] take exit 1A on left to merge onto US-15 S/VA-7 W toward Leesburg/Warrenton. Continue onto VA-7 W/Harry Byrd Highway for 24 miles then turn left onto E Main St. After 1 mile turn left onto Jack Enders Blvd then take your 3rd left onto Springsbury Rd. Continue for 3 miles until you reach Casey Tree Farm. Continue straight up the nursery driveway to a white house which is the nursery office.
Total travel time from the District is about 1.5 hours. Parking is available on site near the nursery office behind the barn in the gravel lot. We will meet at the nursery office to begin the tree tour.
Shawn Walker, ISA Certified Arborist, Registered Consulting Arborist and owner of Trees 101, LLC.
Who Should Attend?
Open to the general public including homeowners or anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of tree planting. Participants will receive classroom instruction and get to observe a tree planting demonstration.
This class will take place rain or shine so please wear appropriate clothing and closed toed shoes for the field portion of the class. We recommend participants bring water and a snack.
There are restrooms available on site.
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