Dawn Stover, SFA Mast Arboretum research associate, helps Sara Bowie create a festive holiday wreath from natural materials.

he Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum will host a garden seminar "Deck the Halls-Using Evergreens to Decorate for the Holidays" from 9 a.m. until noon Dec. 13 in Room 118 of the Agriculture Building.

Evergreen branches and garlands once served as symbols of enduring life and a fruitful year to come, and Dawn Stover, SFA Mast Arboretum research associate, will demonstrate the creation of elegant wreaths and garlands using these materials from Mother Nature. Participants will learn principles of wreath, garland, and centerpiece construction and will make a wreath to enjoy at home for the holidays.

To register or for more information, call (936) 468-1832 or e-mail erodewald@sfasu.edu. Cost is $25 for members of the SFA Garden Friends and $35 for non-members.