Four Corners Weed Symposium to be held in Durango

Make plans to attend the 13th annual Four Corners Weed Management Symposium Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the La Plata County Extension Building located at the fairgrounds in Durango.

Topics include: key weed identification and proper control; the effect of disturbance on weed populations along the roadside, right of ways and easements; chemical product update; aquatic nuisance species control; effects on certain herbicides on grass used in revegetation; grass response to Milestone; synopsis of the agriculture health study; and turfgrass weed control.

The cost for the symposium is $20 if you register before Feb. 17, and $25 after, or at the door. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Contact the La Plata County Extension Office at 382-6464 to register, or download a brochure at the Archuleta County Extension Web site.

Seedling tree sale

The San Juan Conservation District is taking orders for high quality, reasonably priced seedling trees and shrubs to be planted especially for conservation planting.

Conservation plantings include windbreaks, hedgerows, living snow fences, dust and visual screens, wildlife habitat enhancement, soil stabilization, reforestation/afforestation projects and Christmas tree plantations. The seedlings are grown in Fort Collins at the Colorado State Forest Service nursery and are then sold and distributed by cooperating Conservation Districts in Southwest Colorado.

To participate, landowners need to own at least two acres of land, use the seedlings for conservation purposes and not landscaping, and agree not to resell seedlings purchased through the program as living plants. The seedlings are available as either bare root or potted planting stock, and include a wide variety of native and introduced coniferous and deciduous trees, and deciduous shrubs. All bare root stock is sold in bundles of 50 seedlings of the same species and are $40 per bundle, plus tax. The potted stock is sold in containers with 30 seedlings of the same species, and sells for $50 per regular container, plus tax, and $30 per container, plus tax, for small potted seedlings.

Orders will be taken through March 25. Place your order early for best selection. The trees will be available to pick up on April 15.

Landowners can obtain a seedling order forms from the San Juan Conservation District located at 505A Piedra Road, or the CSU Extension Office at the Archuleta County Fair Building.

For more information, please call the San Juan Conservation District at 731-3615.


Feb. 5 — 6:30 p.m., Shady Pine Club meeting.

Feb. 6 — 1:30 p.m., Cloverbuds meeting.

Feb. 6 — 2:15 p.m., Colorado Mountaineers Club meeting.

Feb. 10 — 6 p.m., Rocky Mountain Riders Club meeting.

Feb. 11 — 3:30 p.m., Sportsfishing project meeting.

Feb. 11 — 6:30 p.m., Pagosa Peaks Club meeting.

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