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Tree Care: Best Practices seminar and workshop in English

Posted 12/23/2014

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 January 23 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-Practical Landscape Management for Professionals. The seminar will be held at Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.

Other topics covered include: Over, Under and Misused Plants in Southern Nevada; How Plants Grow — Basic Biology; Irrigation and Proper Watering; Appropriate Pruning of Grasses and Shrubs; Appropriate Pruning Tools and Safety; and Fundamental Diseases.

Afternoon, hands-on sessions are offered from 2—3:20 p.m. covering topics of choice: Reworking Small Topped Trees; Grass/Shrubs/Desert Plants; Pruning Woody Perennials; and Palm or Plant Identification.

Guest lecturers and speakers will be Russ Thompson, Sunkissed Horticulture Consultants; Angela O’Callaghan, Cooperative Extension; and Dennis Swartzel, private consultant.

The cost of the full day seminar which includes handouts, coffee, beverages, CEU’s and lunch is $25 if you pre-register and $30 at the door. Registration is available online at Eventbrite. For more information email Chelle Reed or call 702-257-5536.

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