- Author: Cris L. Johnson
UC Ventura County Cooperative Extension (UCCE) in cooperation with the Hansen Agricultural Center is hosting a Landscape Disease Symposium that focuses on the formation, spread and control of disease in landscape plants.
This annual event is organized by UCCE Ventura plant pathology advisor Dr. Jim Downer. He and other plant experts will speak on topics relevant to landscapers such as pathogens in fire injured trees, creating suppressive soil, wood decay, and disease from wood boring insects.
Pre-registration fee: $75.00
Door registration fee: $100.00
To register and pay online: Landscape Disease Symposium registration
Hansen Agricultural Center
14292 Telegraph Road
Santa Paula, CA
Contact: Dr. Jim Downer, firstname.lastname@example.org
For agenda and more information see the flyer.
Dr. Downer also writes "Landscape Notes," a newsletter with articles of interest to professional and home landscapers. You can link to these newsletters here.
- Author: Chris M. Webb
Have you been considering adding a tree to your landscape? If so, fall is a good time to plant trees. A recent post on UC’s The California Practical Gardener blog explains why now is a good time for tree planting. Links to information to help readers find a good tree for their location is also provided.
Ventura County UCCE Environmental Horticultural Advisor, Jim Downer has great tips on what to look for at the nursery and placing the tree in your landscape to achieve the best possible chance for the long-term health of the tree. These tips can be found in Jim’s July 2009 Landscape Notes Newsletter.
- Checking nursery container for circling roots
- Planting trees at the appropriate depth
- How best to anchor, protect or support the tree after planting
- Pruning considerations
- Water needs
- Nutrient needs
- Long-term growth considerations
Additional assistance with residential tree questions can be directed to our Master Gardener Helpline at 805.645.1455 or at email@example.com. Master Gardeners are at the helpline desk Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1:00 and 4:00. Commercial operation tree questions can be directed to Dr. Downer.
You may subscribe to Landscape Notes or other Ventura County UCCE newsletters on our website!