Steve Blair
Steve Blair

The Hamilton College Arboretum Third Saturday series continues on Saturday, Jan. 16, with Steve Blair, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) certified arborist and representative of Bartlett Tree Experts. He will present a lecture titled “From the Cradle to the Grave, Tree and Shrub Care for the CNY Homeowner” at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Science Center’s Kennedy Auditorium.

Blair has been providing tree care services in central and northern New York since 1987. He has worked in the field as a climber, foreman, supervising foreman and plant healthcare specialist. Blair is also a certified pesticide applicator in the ornamental/turf and public health categories.

Blair will discuss tree and shrub nursery stock, planting, insects, diseases, deer and rabbit damage, soil characteristics, plant structure, pruning and removal. Attendees are asked to think about their plant frustrations over the last few seasons and come with questions.

Parking is available near the building. All Arboretum events are free and open to the public and everyone interested in gardens and landscapes is encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is not required.

Coming up:
Saturday, Feb. 20: “Springtime in Japan” with horticulturist Carol Bradford, gardening columnist for The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.).
Saturday, March 19: “Residential Garden Profiles” with landscape designer and garden writer Judy Nauseef K’73.
Saturday, April 16: “Luscious Landscaping, with Fruiting Trees, Shrubs, and Vines” with Lee Reich, plant and soil researcher, consultant and writer.

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