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CSFS offers pruning workshop in Del Norte

Posted: Thursday, Mar 16th, 2017

DEL NORTE The Colorado State Forest Service will be hosting at tree pruning workshop in Del Norte on April 6, sponsored by the Town of Del Norte Tree Board. The focus of the workshop will be the pruning of young trees from the ground (rather than from a ladder or up in the tree) with little more than a pair of pruning shears and a small pruning saw. Participants will learn the basics of structural pruning, along with an overview of proper pruning techniques.

The workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6 in the Rio Grande County Annex building. The morning session will be classroom-based, with an afternoon field session. The cost of the workshop is $20, which includes lunch.

Scavo says space is limited to 20 participants so be sure to register early. Also, a limited number of registrations are offered free of charge to Del Norte residents, to encourage citizens to join the new Del Norte Tree Board. Call 587-0915 for reservations.

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