Celebrate Arbor Month!
Register for Run for the Trees at www.runwildmissoula.org.
Plant containerized and ball-and-burlap trees. Water thoroughly and mulch.
Check the soil moisture in tree root zones. If April’s showers are not providing enough moisture to reach tree roots, water trees.
Prune branches that are dead, dying, damaged and diseased. Remove vertical suckers from the crown of the tree and at the base of the tree trunk.
The grass is growing! Protect tree trunks from damage caused by mowers and weed trimmers with a ring of mulch or caging.
Keep an eye out for pests, such as aphids, and treat accordingly. For pest identification and advice, please visit Missoula County Weed District & Extension’s website at www.missoulaeduplace.org for more information.