PEEC: Arborist Gives Tips on Winter Tree Survival

PEEC News:

Local certified arborist Laural Hardin is back at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.18.

In this program, Hardin will talk about what homeowners can do to take care of their trees throughout the winter, to make them stronger and healthier for the spring. The cost to attend this program is $8 or $6 for PEEC members. No advance registration is required.

There are actually specific things a person can do to ensure the trees on their property emerge from the cold and snow with a healthier outlook for the spring. These include water, tree wrap, and basic pruning.

The group will also look at how changing climate effects tree dormancy, and what can be done to boost tree vigor and growth. The talk will focus mostly on non-native urban trees, but it will also touch upon ponderosa, piñon and juniper. 

Hardin is a certified arborist and integrated pest management specialist. She 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. Her style is fun and hands-on.

For more information about this and other programs offered by PEEC, visit, email or call 662-0460.