Saturday, March 16, 2013

Arborist to discuss tree, shrub and lawn care

The Community House Friends of the Gardens will present “Care of Our Treasures: Trees, Shrubs, Lawns and more,” at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Community House, 380 South Bates St. in Birmingham.
Presenter Gary Eichen is the plant health care/bio-turf lawn manager for Mike’s Tree Surgeons. He is a certified arborist with over 25 years of experience in plant health care and lawn care.
Eichen speaks for the Technical Advisory Committee for the Health Lawn Care Program for Watershed Protection, Oakland University, University of Michigan, Michigan State University Extension, the Morton Arboretum in Illinois and many master gardener and garden clubs throughout Southeast Michigan.
He will talk about insects and diseases of trees and shrubs and what homeowners can do to reduce them.
The public is invited. Reservations are not necessary. Refreshments will be served.
A $5 donation is requested at the door. For more information, contact the Community House at 248-594-6410 or email


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  2. The picture for your banner is beautiful! I really love the vibrant green leaves, and the depth of the branch. This presentation is something I would be really interested in. I know a lot about trees, but I'm always excited to learn more. Especially when can learn from a professional arborist.

  3. I would love to go to something like this, where an arborist who has a lot of experience came to speak to everyone! I'm really worried that I don't have a green thumb and that any plant I touch will die. I have a few houseplants, but I've never tried keeping a garden or yard. I bet there are all kinds of tips and tricks to taking care of a yard.