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May General Meeting - TREES, BEAUTIFUL TREES! (with food provided by Raising Cane's!)

posted May 3, 2013, 11:43 AM by Mark Rieves   [ updated May 3, 2013, 12:03 PM ]

Thursday, May 9th at Vickery Towers at 7pm.  The picturesque canopies of trees that line the streets of Vickery Place make our neighborhood a unique and special place to live.  Besides beautifying the neighborhood, trees improve our air quality, buffer noise, and naturally cool our yards.  Did you know that the temperature around a shade tree can feel 15° cooler than in the sun? And don’t forget, leaves can be turned into wonderful compost for your garden.

Over the years, Vickery Place has lost many of its mature trees to storms, disease and drought.  Proper care and maintenance can help sustain the health of your trees even thru less suitable conditions.

For the May 9th VPNA General Meeting we have invited guest speaker Steve Houser to provide tips on how to care for your trees, especially when faced with drought and other forces of nature.  Steve is the President and owner of a tree-care expert firm operating in the North Texas area for over 32 years, among the first arborists in Texas to be certified by the International Society of Arboriculture, certified member and instructor for the Dallas County Master Gardeners and the North Texas Master Naturalist programs, founding member and Past President for the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition, founding member and past Chairman for the City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee.

The May meeting will be held in the Vickery Towers main dining hall.  Delicious chicken fingers and sweet ice tea will be provided by Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers, located at 5030 Greenville Avenue. Please join us!