By Janet Hartin
About the Webinar:
Janet Hartin, a horticulture researcher and educator with University of CA Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) in Southern California will discuss how to select and care for landscape tree species that withstand harsh urban conditions, heat islands, and drought.
Specifically, she will discuss the following:
• A UC ANR/USDA Forest Service project she co-leads that is measuring the growth and health of several tree species thought to be climate-ready under reduced irrigation regimes
• The results of a study measuring the impacts of mulch on tree growth, health, and water requirements
• The relationship of proper irrigation and the prevention of soil-borne fungal diseases; important maintenance-linked needs that help ensure a favorable environment for the tree rather than insects or diseases
• How to access and use several free search engines to help identify trees appropriate for various climates and microclimates