Monday, December 9, 2019 Press Release

Zanesville, OH–Putting up a tree this holiday season?  Keep it real!  We all have our preferences and strategies for holiday decorating, but if you go for a live tree there are few good tips to keep in mind.

  1.  Know your stand.  Go for a larger reservoir to keep the tree fresher longer
  2.  Make sure you have a fresh cut. If left to long, the base of the trunk will seal and be unable to absorb water
  3. Water immediately as soon as you get home. If you can’t put the tree up right away, put it in a bucket or tub in the garage.
  4. Plan your placement.  Windows with southern exposure will dry the tree out faster.
  5. Water often.  Check the water level daily and make sure it does not go below the base of the tree.
  6. Plan to recycle.

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Upcoming events

December 12, 2019. Farm Bill Education Meeting, 7:00 PM, Tri-Valley High School

January 7., 2020.  Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast, 8:00 AM, Friendly Hills Grange

January 10. Pizza, Pop and Profit, 12:00 PM, Rural Services Building

January 14. 5:30 PM, Master Gardener Training Class Begins

January 16. Private Pesticide Applicator Exam Training, 6:00 PM, Rural Services Building

January 23. Private Pesticide Applicator Exam Session, 1:00 PM, Rural Services Building (Register for Exam at this link)

February 4. 8:00 AM, Muskingum Ag Network Breakfast

February 4. 10:00 AM, Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

February 6. 6:00 PM, Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

A check on the weather shows just a trace of rain at the Zanesville Weather station (Zanesville Municipal AP) in the past seven days. 30-day rainfail total is 1.65 inches and a total of 38.95 inches is recorded for the year. (