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Soil Profile Rebuilding: For Healthy Landscapes
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Soil is one of the key components for healthy plant growth. It’s important to understand how soils disturbed by development are different than undisturbed native soil. Physical disruption causes changes in the soil profile, such as compaction and reduction of soil organisms, that creates problems for plant growth. It takes decades for soil to recover naturally, but there are techniques used to expedite this CPH, ecoPRO & ISA Certified Arborist credits availble. WSDA Pesticide (possible)

8/16/2018
When: Thursday, August 16
9am to 4pm
Where: Confluence Technology Center
285 Technology Center Way,
Wenatchee, Washington 
United States
Contact: Paula Dinius, Urban Horticulturist WSU Chelan County Extension
(509) 667-6540

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Soil is one of the key components for healthy plant growth. It’s important to understand how soils disturbed by development are different than undisturbed native soil.

 

Physical disruption causes changes in the soil profile, such as compaction and reduction of soil organisms, that creates problems for plant growth. It takes decades for soil to recover naturally, but there are techniques we can use to expedite the rate of recovery time.

 

Dr. Susan Day and colleagues have developed a process called Soil Profile Rebuilding. The use of this procedure can lead to better establishment and growth of trees and other plants in the human built environment. Dr. Day will present this technique via a pre-recorded webinar.

 

Soil tests will be done to evaluate a disturbed soil and determine if landscape plants are stressed. Using this information a soil rehabilitation plan will be developed.

 

Seminar Format On Thursday, August 16, the program starts at 9:00 a.m. at Confluence Technology Center. Lunch is on your own*. The afternoon session will have an outside hands-on component. Dress appropriately for weather and hands-on activities.

Agenda
9:00 Urban & Community Soils

What are they and how does disturbance create unhealthy soil and problems for plant growth. The potential for soil rehabilitation. Presented by Paula Dinius

 

10:30 Soil Profile Rebuilding

A method to facilitate soil rehabilitation that increases plant establishment, growth, and overall health. Presented by Dr. Susan Day via prerecorded archived webinar.

 

12:00 Lunch on your own *

 

1:00 Soil Rehabilitation Plan

Soil testing will be done on disturbed soil to evaluate soil health. Plants will be assessed for stress. A soil rehabilitation plan will be developed

 

Pre-registration is required

Register early for this seminar   |  Registration fee is $10.00 Chelan County PUD employees no charge *
A few restaurants in vicinity or bring a sack lunch.

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