Jeff Schalau: Planting and Staking Native Trees for Success
Many trees and shrubs are planted improperly. Jeff Schalau will teach science-based techniques and rationale for planting containerized trees and shrubs in landscapes. Staking of planted trees can also have negative effects on proper tree establishment. Proper staking techniques will be discussed to minimize tree injury and successful tree establishment. Mulching and maintenance will also be discussed.
Jeff is the Agriculture and Natural Resources Agent for the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension in Yavapai County. His expertise lies mainly in the areas of woody plant physiology and soil science, but his almost 20 years working in Yavapai County have taught him much more. In addition to teaching/coordinating the Yavapai County Master Gardener Program and providing science based horticultural information, Jeff delivers educational programs in direct farm marketing, small acreage, noxious weeds, and range management.