The Stephen F. Austin State University Mast Arboretum will host its monthly Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in the Agriculture Building Room 110 on Wilson Drive. Dr. Jason Griffin from Kansas State University will present "Growing Trees on the Treeless Plains of Kansas." Griffin is an ornamentals and woody plants research scientist and serves as the director of the John C. Pair Horticulture Center in Haysville, Kan.

A free plant raffle will be held following the lecture. There is no charge for the lecture, and no reservations are required.

The Les Reeves Garden Lecture Series is held the third Thursday of each month at the SFA Mast Arboretum. For more information, contact Elyce Rodewald at 936-468-1832 or