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SFA Gardens lecture series to feature urban forester

February 9, 2012 - SFA Public Affairs

NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The SFA Gardens at Stephen F. Austin State University will host the monthly Theresa and Les Reeves Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Agriculture Building, Room 110, 1924 Wilson Drive.

Dr. Todd Watson, an urban forester, will present "Everything You Wanted To Know About Tree Planting Right But Were Afraid to Ask."

Watson has been an international plant health care consultant for more than 25 years and provides consulting services to numerous companies and properties throughout the United States and beyond. He has degrees in horticulture and plant pathology and is an adjunct professor in the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management at Texas A&M University where he was named a Montague Teaching Scholar in 2005.

In addition, he is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture and is the past president of the ISA Texas Chapter. He is an ISA board-certified master arborist and was voted Texas Arborist of the Year in 2003. He has authored several articles in research journals and professional publications, and he has provided numerous tree and landscape presentations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The Theresa and Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is normally held the third Thursday of each month at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture's SFA Mast Arboretum. A rare plant raffle will be held after the program. The lecture is free and open to the public, but donations to the Theresa and Les Reeves lecture series fund are always appreciated.

For more information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail grantdamon@sfasu.edu.