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Community Forestry Coalition hosts free workshop



Celebrate Arbor Day and learn about tree care in the Truckee Meadows

In celebration of Arbor Day, the Truckee Meadows Community Forestry Coalition will host the Backyard Tree Care Workshop on Saturday, May 1, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snowflake Pavilion in Idlewild Park. Call 834-8060 for more information.

At this free workshop, attendees will learn about new tree selection and planting, caring for fruit trees, pruning and watering.  The Coalition and its partners will also give away coupons for consultations and services.

A “Community Forest” is a collection of trees growing in and around public and private land. While municipal government entities manage trees growing in parks and other public spaces, residents are responsible for caring for their own private trees. There will be a Historic Tree Walking Tour before the workshop, led by Rod Haulenbeek of the City of Reno Urban Forestry Commission, at 9 a.m. and the workshop will begin at 10 a.m.

Representatives from Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Cities of Reno and Sparks, Washoe County, the Nevada Shade Tree Council, as well as local arborists, garden shops and tree care specialists will be present to answer questions and distribute informational materials.

For more information about the workshop and the Community Forestry Coalition, log on to www.communityforestry.org or call Lora Richards at (775) 834-8060.

The Mission of the Truckee Meadows Community Forestry Coalition is to enhance the protection and preservation of the public and private community forest through education, research, conservation and collaborative policy development.

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