KTEP - El Paso, Texas

GOOD TO GROW: Wise Watering of Trees

Denise & Norma welcome back Regional Urban Forester Oscar Mestas of the Texas A&M Forest Service.  Oscar gives us some watering tips for trees, which are especially important in these harsh drought conditions.    He also talks about the State of Texas' decision to move Texas Arbor Day from February to the first Friday in November, a time of the year which is ideal for planting trees, especially for us in the Chihuahuan Desert region.  Oscar also talks about the exciting tree climbing competitions that arborists from across the nation and around the world participate in to demonstrate their skills.  Miguel Pastenes is an arborist who is a 6-time Texas Tree Climbing Champion, and is ranked 2nd in the nation.  To view Miguel Pastenes on a work climb, visit

Oscar Mestas can be reached at 915-834-5610.

To learn more about tree care, visit http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/popup.aspx?id=1284.

Aired June 8, 2013.