This lecture will be presented by Brian Mayell, November 1, 2012, 7 p.m. at the Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Rd. NW in Leesburg, VA in the large meeting room. Brian is the Nursery Manager for Casey Tree Farm in Berryville, where he is growing shade and ornamental trees for Casey Trees’ tree planting program in Washington, DC. Their mission is to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of our nation’s capital. The tree nursery was started in 2011 and the first field is already planted with 4,000 trees. The second field will hold 7,000 trees. Raising their own trees means access to native species that aren’t commercially available such as sassafras, hickories and American beech. Brian has years of experience as a grower and will tell us about the innovative practices used for planting and caring for the trees. These include techniques that limit the amount of stress on a tree during transplantation by producing trees with much lighter soil balls which are better suited to the volunteer based tree planting events that Casey Trees’ coordinates.
Event begins at 7:00PM
Presented by: Loudoun County Master Gardeners