Fall Tree and Garden Care Event

Fall garden image
A garden with fall foliage.

Did you enjoy caring for your vegetable and flower gardens this summer? With fall just around the corner, are you wondering what you need to do now to ensure healthy trees and gardens in the spring? If so, we have the perfect event for you!

The Burlington Sustainable Development Committee (SDC) in partnership with the Burlington Public Library (BPL) is hosting an event on tree and garden care. There will be three presentations, each focused on a different aspect of plant care, with plenty of time dedicated for questions and answers.

Eric Torkelson, a City of Burlington arborist, will speak about tree health and maintenance:

  • how to tell if your existing trees are healthy,
  • how to properly maintain your trees, and
  • what’s happening with pest threats impacting our local trees.

Claudette Sims and Janet Hughes-Mackey are Halton Region Master Gardeners, trained volunteers dedicated to helping home gardeners. They will speak to matters related to fall garden care:

  • how to divide your plants,
  • how to take care of shrubs, herbaceous perennials, bulbs, turf, and vegetable gardens,
  • how to deal with pests and diseases, and
  • why you should postpone your fall garden clean-up.

Susan Thompson, a programmer at the Burlington Public Library, will discuss how to bring the outdoors inside. She will discuss:

  • indoor herb and green salad gardening,
  • aquaponics,
  • seed saving tips, and
  • information about the BPL’s seed library.

In addition, there will be displays by Halton Region Master Gardeners, Burlington Public Library and the SDC.

Fall Tree and Garden Care Event promotion
Fall Tree and Garden Care Event promotion.
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018
  • 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
  • Burlington Public Library, Central Branch, Centennial Hall, 2331 New St.

Please email environment@burlington.ca, register online at attend.bpl.on.ca/event/1023207 or call 905-639-3611, ext. 1321 to reserve your seat for this free event.

Take Action Burlington! Let’s take care of our trees and gardens for a greener Burlington. Collectively we can make a difference.

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