This past year was an exceptional year for growth of weeds and invasive plants of all kinds. After several years of the drought that we have been experiencing, we finally caught some rains this past winter and just about every weed seed out there germinated and grew this past summer. Record crops of thistles of all kinds were reported to be over-running native pastures. Brush species also took advantage of the soil moisture and flourished through the summer and fall. On Thursday, November 29th at the First United Methodist Church in the activity center (105 LBJ Dr – Johnson City – 78636), beginning at 12:00 noon, we will have three speakers addressing weed and brush control and an update on the health of oak trees surviving the drought. Mr. Wade Hibler, County Extension Agent from Burnet County will address “How to manage weeds and brush”. Haley Baumgardner, Dow Chemical representative will speak on herbicides available to help win the war on weeds and other unwanted plants. Robert Edmonson, Texas Forest Service will talk on the current tree health situation, proper pruning of young trees and give an oak wilt update. This program will offer three CEU’s for those holding a Private Applicators License. One hour in Laws and Regs, one hour IPM, and one hour General. There will be a $15.00 charge to attend this class and it is open to the public. This will cover materials and a Sonic hamburger lunch. Please RSVP 830-868-7167 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm on November 27th in order to make proper arrangements and meal count. Educational programs of Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, sex, disability, religion, age, or national origin. The Texas A&M University System, U..S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.