Saturday, April 29th from 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location- Santa Fe Botanical Garden, 715 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Cost: $25 Member/$30 Not-yet-Member

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Do you want more shade in your yard next summer?  Do you wonder what the names are of the trees you see around Santa Fe? This is the season for planting trees in your yard as well as identifying trees in your area. Join Tracy Neal for a class on choosing, planting, caring for, and identifying trees in your landscape.  We will conclude with a walk through the historic neighborhoods of Santa Fe to identify trees. Bring your questions for this engaging class.

Trees are typically the largest and longest lived components in a landscape, serving many roles over time. They should be chosen and sited with care so they can achieve their long term potential. Tracy Neal will discuss deciduous vs. evergreen trees, how fast they grow and how big they get in Santa Fe, what trees need to grow well, how to use trees in the landscape, how to select trees in the nursery, how to properly plant trees and avoid problems later, how to keep trees healthy, how to select and maintain fruit trees, and the 30 best trees for Santa Fe and which trees we should avoid or use with caution. 

Tracy Neal moved to Santa Fe in 1986 to run the nursery at Santa Fe Greenhouses. While there he introduced many new trees and other plants to the Santa Fe market. In 1995 he co-founded a local landscaping company. His landscape work included everything from small gardens in town to large country estates. He now works as a private consultant and teacher. Tracy has been a Certified Arborist since 2000, with a special fondness for fruit trees. In 2001, he created the Recommended Woody Plant List for the City of Santa Fe, which he has since updated to take into account the effects of climate change. He is currently a member of the Municipal Tree Advisory Board for the City of Santa Fe.