Tree and Landscape Expo Returns

Yuma, Arizona - Informative for Mom and Dad and fun for the children, the annual Tree and Landscape Expo and Tree Kids Program return in 2013, this time in a new location.

The City of Yuma and the Yuma Community Tree Board host the Yuma Tree and Landscape Expo 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Yuma Readiness and Community Center, 6550 E. 24th St. (24th Street and Araby Road) in Yuma.

Designed to offer valuable advice, instruction and guidance to gardeners of all skill and interest levels, the Tree and Landscape Expo provides comprehensive coaching in a number of areas of interest from experts in their field. Expo participants will have the opportunity to gain indispensible knowledge in the follow areas:

  • 8-9 a.m.: Tree Care for Homeowners – Espy Matlock, City of Yuma Parks and Recreation
  • 9-10 a.m.: Pests in Your Home and Garden – Stacey Bealmear, University of Arizona
  • 10-11 a.m.: Soil Amendments – Kurt Nolte, University of Arizona
  • 11 a.m. to noon: Palms and Cycads – M.L. Robinson, University of Nevada

Expo exhibitors provide opportunities for visitors to explore possibilities in the areas of construction materials, plants, landscape contractors, outdoor living, and more.

Tree Kids Program

Parents with children ages 6-12 will want to enroll them in the Tree Kids Program taking place simultaneously with the Tree and Landscape Expo.  The Tree Kids Program is hosted by the City of Yuma and facilitated by the Arizona Science Center S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program combining learning with fun.

Junior scientists will explore the science of the Sonoran Desert and discover the incredible world of desert plants by investigating the relationships between plants, their environment, and the critters that live with them.

Participants will discover the parts, pieces and purpose of plants and will design and build their own Super Cactus.

Children attending the Tree Kids Program must register in advance and accompany a paid adult to the Tree Expo.

Registration and Tickets

Advance registration for the Tree and Landscape Expo and the Tree Kids Program may be made online by following this link http://www.yumaaz.gov/events_15594.htm; by visiting the Parks and Recreation office on the first floor of City Hall, One City Plaza during City business hours (7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday); or by calling Yuma Parks and Recreation at (928) 373-5243.

Tickets for the Tree and Landscape Expo are $7 each and include the annual mouth-watering tri-tip lunch. Children 12 and under get in free with a $7 paid adult admission. Tickets are $4 each for admission without lunch.

Sponsors

The Yuma Tree and Landscape Expo is sponsored by the City of Yuma Parks and Recreation Department and the Yuma Community Tree Board in partnership with the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Sun Media, Yuma Nursery and Supply, El Dorado Broadcasters, KAWC Public Radio, and the Arizona Community Tree Council.