University of Wyoming Extension News

Tree give-away, indoor nature walk to celebrate Arbor Day in Cody

More than 2,000 trees will be given away and a kid’s indoor nature walk with a visit from Smokey Bear are part of the Arbor Day celebration in Cody Saturday, April 26.

Events are 9 a.m-noon at the Cody Auditorium.

The Cody Lion’s club donated $2,500 to purchase 22 different tree species to be given away partnered with University of Wyoming Extension, the city of Cody and the U.S. Forest Service, said Bobbie Holder, Park County UW Extension horticulturalist.

Holder said the nature walk is geared toward ages 5 to 10, but there’s something for everyone including information, adult and children’s door prizes and, of course, trees.

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Pollinators, trees topics of Cody brown bag sessions

Trees and shrubs Part 1...encampment willowPollinator and tree information are brown bag topics this month at the Park County Library in Cody.

Park County University of Wyoming Extension horticulturist Bobbie Holder is the presenter. Session information includes:

April 17 – “Pollinators in the Garden.” Understanding who pollinators are, what they do and how to get them to work in your garden.

April 24 – “Trees: How, what, where and when.” Learn howto choose, plant and care for trees.

Programs are noon to 1 p.m. with time allowed afterward to answer questions.

UW Extension offers best trees for Wyoming session in Cody

Sandra Frost

Selecting trees appropriate for Wyoming conditions will be discussed Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Cody.

The session by Brian Russell, assistant district forester in the Office of State Lands and Investments, begins at 7p.m. in the Barling room of the Park County Courthouse.

“The list of successful tree species in Wyoming is defined by two factors – Wyoming’s alkaline soils and desert climate,” said Sandra Frost, UW Extension educator. “Improve your property by selecting trees that will do well here.”

For more information, contact Frost in Powell at 307-754-8836 or sfrost1@uwyo.edu.

Living on a Few Acres information sessions Feb. 25 in Cody

How to build and stock ponds, tree care and pruning, growing and preserving fruit at high altitude, trees for saline soils and defending homes from wildfire are among topics at the Living on a Few Acres workshop in Cody Saturday, Feb. 25.

Sessions are 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn. Two, fifty-minute programs start each hour in separate meeting rooms.

Presentations include:

8:30 a.m. – Bill Nye, a private fisheries consultant, will discuss how to build ponds and what fish to stock them with. Joe Scianna, director of the Bridger Plant Materials Center, Natural Resources Conservation Service, in Bridger, Mont, will talk about how to irrigate trees for successful establishment.

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