ReTree YYC Education Programs at the PCA

Calgary Parks is working with citizens to encourage the proper planting and maintenance of Calgary’s urban forest. They will be visiting the selected 25 ReTree communities in 2017 to plant trees on public property and provide education programs for community residents to encourage proper care and maintenance of their own private trees. Parkdale Community has been selected as one of the communities.

Space for all 3 sessions is very limited. Register early to ensure you have a seat! Register Here:

The Under Story

Presented by the Calgary Horticultural Society
Is the area around your tree lacking that certain spark you envisioned? The Under Story program will help you achieve the lush and scenic garden, around your trees, that you’ve always wanted. Discover a variety of plant species that are guaranteed to beautify the space around and below your trees. Learn how to plan and create the understory of your dreams and get design tips from the experts at the Calgary Horticultural Society. Learn how to maintain your understory and understand why no understory is complete without the addition of compost and mulch. Maximum capacity is 20 participants.
Date: Tuesday, May 30

Gardening with trees and shrubs in mind

Presented by the Calgary Horticultural Society
Have you recently acquired a new garden or looking to ‘spruce’ up an existing one? The addition of a tree or shrub can be the backbone of your garden design, elevating it to the next level of enjoyment. Join us in Gardening with Trees and Shrubs to discover the variety of attractive and hardy species available to revamp your home and garden. Learn to maximize the health of your tree and/or shrub by understanding the various micro-climates within your garden, water conservation strategies, and the importance of mulch. Did we miss something? Don’t fret; there is an opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation to ensure everyone feels confident about the fresh addition to their property. Maximum capacity is 20 participants.
Date: Tuesday, June 6

Pruning and Disease 101

Have you ever pruned your trees and were not sure if you were doing it right? Have you looked at your trees and noticed they aren’t as healthy as they use to be and wondered what could be happening to them. Pruning & Disease 101 will cover what you need to know before “making the cut” as well as cover common tree diseases in Calgary, what they look like, what treatments can be used and where to go for more information. This is a beginner to intermediate course, but also a great venue for community experts to help educate their neighbours and discuss community tree care. After this course you can feel confident pruning and maintaining the health of your trees.
Still have questions? Don’t worry! There will be plenty of time for Q & A with a certified City of Calgary Urban Forestry Technician at the end of the presentation. Maximum capacity is 30 participants.
Date: Tuesday, June 20

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