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Tree Care: Best Practices Seminar--English and Spanish

Posted 12/19/2013

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 and in Spanish. This year, the emphasis will be urban tree care: best practices-the mature years. The seminar will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, LV 89123.

Other topics covered include: How To Kill a Tree Without Even Trying! (Early Bird Session at 7 a.m.); Drought and Trees; Cycling of Soil Nutrients in Urban Environments: Opportunities and Challenges; Tree Health and Soil Aeration; Trees and Construction and Tree Safety and Power Lines.

Afternoon, hands-on sessions are offered from 2—3:20 p.m. covering topics of choice: Lowering the Canopy; Thinning Pines; Tools and Tool Safety; and Palms.

The English language seminar will be held on January 31 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with early registration beginning at 6 a.m. The Spanish language seminar will be held on February 7 from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with early registration also beginning at 6 a.m.

Guest lecturers and speakers for both seminars include Russ Thompson, Sunkissed Horticulture Consultants; Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson; David Howlett, NV Division of Forestry; Cleto Acero, NV Energy; and Dennis Swartzel, private consultant.

The cost of the full day seminar which includes handouts, coffee, beverages and lunch is $20 if you pre-register and $25 at the door. For the English seminar, email Chelle Reed or call 702-257-5536. For the Spanish seminar, email Martha Barajas or call 702-257-5522.

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