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Shade Trees (Howard County)
Wed, Aug 9, 2017, 9:30 AM – Wed, Aug 23, 2017, 12:30 PM EDT
THIS CLASS HAS THREE SESSIONS
- The FIRST class is on Wednesday, August 9 (9:30-12:30pm)
- The SECOND class is on Wednesday, August 16 (9:30-12:30pm)
- The THIRD class in on Wednesday, August 23 (9:30-12:30pm)
BY REGISTERING FOR THIS CLASS, YOU ARE COMMITTING TO ATTENDING AUGUST 9, 16, AND 23
Summer is a perfect time for shade trees, so join us in August in Howard County as we study them!
You’ll learn how to tell the difference between one maple or oak and another, and which shade trees last the longest, grow the fastest, are the most pest resistant. You'll also learn additional identification and cultural information for approximately 40 of our most common shade trees. Each student will receive a copy of Common Landscape Plants of Maryland, a practical guide to selecting woody plants for Maryland gardens.
On August 9th and 16th, the class will be held at the University of Maryland Extension Howard County office. On August 23nd, the class will start at the UME Howard County office and then move to a fieldtrip location to be announced.
Continuing Education Credits
This class will count as 9 hours of UME MG or UME MN continuing education and also towards the Advanced Training: Woody Plants Certificate. This Shade Tree class is one of the four classes included in the 200 Common Landscape Plants of Maryland series.
No refunds will be awarded after August 9th.
Remember to Bring
Lunch (light refreshments will be provided)
MG or MN name badge
Hand lens (if you have one)
For August 23nd: Hat, sunscreen and insect repellant
Wanda MacLachlan is a Senior Agent & Area Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources. She is also the Bay-Wise Program Coordinator and Master Naturalist Program Coordinator. Wanda works in the area of landscape management, focusing on residential environmental and water quality issues--working with urban, suburban and rural homeowners statewide. Her ultimate goal is to have citizens reduce the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and pesticides they contribute to their local streams, rivers and eventually, the Chesapeake Bay.
Wanda has been with Extension since 1984, starting in Baltimore City as the urban agriculture agent. In 1992, during budget cuts, she was transferred to Montgomery County where she worked as the commercial horticulture agent. In 1995, she switched over to become the Bay-Wise Program Coordinator and in 2008 took on the added role of Master Naturalist Program Coordinator.