Thursday, January 5, 2012

Pruning American Elms This Winter

Brrr, January may be one of the colder months of the year, but that hasn't stopped you from filling up our pruning workshop scheduled for January 14. Barry Stahl, horticulturist for the National Park Service, will be leading workshop attendees in proper pruning techniques and introducing them to the American Elm program at Daingerfield Island, where the workshop will take place. The morning will begin with an indoor lecture about the proper way to approach pruning and methods that help trees develop healthy structure. Attendees will then head outside and use their new-found knowledge to help prune elm trees that may end up on the National Mall someday. Read our account of last year's elm pruning workshop.

Unfortunately, the pruning class is full, but don't let that stop you from checking out our calendar and signing up for any of the other open classes currently listed, such as our Trees 201 class on January 28th geared towards Citizen Forester, Project Organizers and others who want to learn more about tree identification.

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