Selecting and Caring for Trees in Westchester

Program offering tips for homeowners in the Westchester area

Saturday, September 29 — 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Free, RSVP requested

  • Meet by the flagpole and sundial gardens
  • Come early for light refreshments
  • In case of rain, the program will be rescheduled
  • Pease RSVP to Rye Town Park at (914) 967-0965
  • Co-sponsored by the Friends of Rye Town Park

Licensed arborist Frazer Pehmoeller of the Bartlett Tree Experts Company will lead people through the park, talking about the kinds of trees that are found in the Westchester area. He will describe what things an arborist looks for in a tree to know if it is healthy; and, he will explain what steps can be taken to ensure that each homeowner has trees that minimize the inherent risks of failure which all trees pose.

Topics to be covered include preparing trees for storms, drought, diseases (such as the emerald ash borer beetle), and protecting trees from construction damage and basic soil compaction. As the program progresses, participants will have plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion. Members of FRTP will also discuss their goal of planting additional trees on the park and how people can help in this project.

Mr. Pehmoeller has worked in the arboriculture and horticulture industry for over 30 years. He has been working on projects in Rye since 2000. He received a BS from the University of Connecticut in Horticulture and Natural Resource Management.

Rye Town Park and the Friends believe that the Park can be a wonderful learning laboratory for how to maintain a healthy lawn area for support of wildlife and human enjoyment.

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