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This course will look at the type of drought we are in and what can be done to mitigate some of the drought effects on trees through soil management, water management and chemical controls. We will review how to properly fortify the soil in drought conditions. We will review nutrient and water requirements by trees during drought and lastly we will look at some of the common pests and diseases associated with drought and how to protect our trees against them with a balanced IPM program.
1. When and how to water trees effectively
2. Chemicals used to aid in drought survival
3. Pests & Diseases common to drought stressed trees
Dawn Fluharty currently serves as a Regional Technical Manager for Arborjet in Woburn, MA, an ISA national member. In her current role, Dawn provides training and support to arborists, foresters, municipalities and industry leaders, who are evaluating treatment options for tree pests & diseases across the northwestern United States. Dawn has enjoyed 16 years in the green industry including: sales and sales management, horticultural education and training and operations management. She has her PCA (Pest Control Advisor) license and is a member of CAPCA (California Association of Pest Control Advisors) and the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture. She also holds her QAL and continuously supports PAPA (Pesticide Applicators Professional Association) as a board member. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, OAN (Oregon Association of Nurseries) and is a member of the Arbor Day Foundation. She has a degree in Environmental Horticultural Sciences with a minor in Soil Science from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.