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Soil & Water, DEC talk benefits of tree planting

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 6 February 2017 at 10:37 am

KNOWLESVILLE – The Orleans County Soil and Water Conservation District and NYS Department of Environmental Conservation hosted a Tree Planting Workshop ON Saturday morning in the Trolley Building on the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Jena Buckwell (pictured) of the Soil and Water Conservation District spoke on increasing biodiversity with native plants and making trees and shrubs work for you with conservation-focused planting.

Gary Koplun, DEC Region 8 Forester, presented on tree planting basics including soil sampling, location selection, tree planting and care.

The Tree Planting Workshop held Saturday morning in the Trolley Building on the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds was well attended.

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