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Master Gardeners to host tree festival


Even with recent snowfalls and rain, we are entering the 2013 growing season under drought stress. While trees are an investment in our landscape (both financially and aesthetically) choosing, planting, and maintaining the best trees for drought conditions is important.

Tree care professionals will be on hand at the 2013 Tree Fest to share their advice on these topics, and more, April 6, at the Sedgwick County Extension Service, 21st and Ridge Road in Wichita.

This event, sponsored by the Sedgwick County Extension Master Gardeners, features free seminars and demonstrations, along with tours of the Arboretum Grounds.

Seminars include appropriate topics for both the homeowner and commercial audience. Plant vendors from around the region will have unique trees and plants for sale.

Admission is free.

Vendors will have trees, tree and garden related products and services for sale. Garden tool sharpening service will be available.

A Pancake and Sausage Breakfast is available for $4.

At 9:30 a.m. in the Bison Room, a Coffee, Compost, and Chocolate Hour will be offered. You can learn where chocolate comes from, benefits of composting, and using coffee grounds in the garden. Following, an outside demonstration of composting will be given in the Demonstration Garden.

Celebrate spring with us at Tree Fest. This is an excellent time to plant, prune, and treat trees for pests. Tree Fest offers timely and valuable information to homeowners and gardeners, along with the season's opening of the Farmers Market. Come join us on April 6, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension, 21st Street North and Ridge Road in Wichita.

For more information, call Bob Neier at 316-660-0100.

Date: 3/11/2013


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