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Tree Care seminar in English and in Spanish

Posted 12/27/2016

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offering annual best practices seminars

trench for irrigation

Trenching for an irrigation line at the Jan. 2016 Tree Care Seminar.

In an effort to educate the green industry and arborist community on tree care and best practices, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension presents the Annual Professional Tree Care Seminar and Workshop in English on Jan. 20 and in Spanish on Jan. 27 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with early registration beginning at 6 a.m. This year, the emphasis will be urban tree care: Best Practices: Back to Basics. The seminar will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Topics covered include: plant and tree identification/leaf shapes; plant biology (how plants work); plant selection; planting/stake removal; and training young trees.

Afternoon, hands-on sessions are offered from 1 - 3:30 p.m. covering topics of choice.

Guest lecturers and speakers will be Richard Reitz, College of Southern Nevada; Angela O’Callaghan, Cooperative Extension; Dennis Swartzel, private consultant; Russ Thompson, Sunkissed Horticulture Consultants; and Lisa Ortega, Division of Forestry, and Brad Dasler, Horticulture Specialist for Clark County.

The cost of the full day seminar which includes handouts, coffee, beverages, CEU’s and lunch is $35 if you pre-register and $40 at the door. Registration is available online at Eventbrite.com search English or Spanish tree care. For more information, email or call ‘Chelle Reed at 702-257-5536. For Spanish, email or call Martha Barajas at 702-257-5522.

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