The UCCE Master Gardener Program Colusa County, the Garden Club of Colusa County, the City of Colusa Tree Commission, and the City of Colusa Heritage & Preservation Commission’s sesquicentennial committee teamed up to put on a “Landscape Tree Workshop” on Saturday.
Among the things discussed at the workshop were the value mature landscape trees add to property – Cynthia White said each mature tree adds around $5,000 to property values – as well as their value to the community and to the environment. Speakers also discussed the importance of planting the right tree in the right place, proper maintenance of trees (watering, fertilizing and pruning), and how to recognize when a tree is in trouble.
The groups also put on a tree planting and staking demonstration at Will S. Green Park, replacing a number of trees that had recently been removed by the city. Literature and resources regarding landscape trees are available through the UCCE Master Gardener Program, and a list of approved trees for the City of Colusa can be found on the city’s website.■