Urban Tree Workshop to be held in Waynesboro

waynesboro2editsThe 19th annual Waynesboro Plant Health Care for Urban Trees Workshop will take place September 12th, and registration for the popular workshop is now open.  This year’s workshop, called “Trees Don’t Grow on Money Either,” will be held at the Best Western Inn and Conference Center, 109 Apple Tree Lane in Waynesboro from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants will choose one of two tracks offered during the day-long event: 1. ArborMaster training for practicing arborists who want to add to or sharpen their skills, or 2. Trees Don’t Grow on Money Either for people who are interested in caring for urban and suburban trees.

“This year’s workshop has a terrific slate of speakers,” said Barbara White, VDOF urban partnership coordinator. “We’ll have nationally known speakers from Florida and Minnesota as well as a presentation on New York City’s One Million Tree Campaign.”

Topics for the Trees Don’t Grow on Money Either workshop include: The Truth About Containers, Baskets, Burlap and Twine, Oh My!; Root Growth & Management in Urban Landscapes; Articulture: A Look at Formal Pruning Systems, and New York City’s Million Trees Initiative.

General registration is $85 per person.  Municipal and nonprofit registration is $75 per person.  Registration for students, tree stewards, master gardeners or master naturalists is $55 per person.  All registrations include lunch.  Visit www.treesvirginia.org to register.  If you have any questions, please contact Becky Woodson at 434.220.9024 or Dwayne Jones at 540.942.6735.

The workshop is sponsored by Waynesboro Parks & Recreation; Trees Virginia; the Virginia Department of Forestry, and the Virginia Nursery and Landscape Association.

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