Ponderosas are all around the area, naturally occurring in the forest, or planted for shade or aesthetics in urban areas.
Local arborist Laural Hardin will present a detailed look at the complex issue of Ponderosa Pine mortality in the urban landscape at a class from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC.)
Hardin will talk about the most detrimental contributing factors to tree failure, and she will give ideas of what can be done to preserve this tree as a specimen on the homeowner’s property.
A certified arborist and integrated pest management specialist, Hardin specializes in diagnosing and solving tree and garden problems. With an interest in helping people understand the natural balance in the landscape, Hardin teaches how to avoid most issues by learning to see the root cause.
Hardin received positive reviews for another class she taught at PEEC in May. Class participants cited the class as being very informative and giving good, practical tips. Hardin herself was praised for her experience and knowledge about the subject.
The cost to attend the class is $6, or $5 for PEEC members. Advance registration is recommended but not required. To register, visit www.PajaritoEEC, email programs@PajaritoEEC.org or call (505) 662-0460.