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Kansas Forest Service recommends diverse plantings

By Brooke Garcia

It is important to remember that disease resistance goes hand-in-hand with diversity. Monoculture can lead to catastrophic losses and increase the prevalence of disease in our communities. The Kansas Forest Service recently released an article regarding the important of planting a diversity of tree varieties in efforts to improve disease resilience. To view the article, click on the following link here.

Fall is a great time to plant trees in the landscape. There is an upcoming webinar on September 23rd from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., hosted through the #KStateGardenHour series, called “Fall Tree Planting: How to do it right!”┬áDr. Charlie Barden, K-State Forestry Specialist, will share his tips and techniques for selecting, planting, staking and mulching trees. In addition, learn about the trees for great fall color, and the differences when planting evergreen vs deciduous trees in the fall. To register for this webinar, visit the website: bit.ly/KStateGardenHour