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Tree selection and care workshop

Posted 7/6/2017

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension offers workshop Aug. 26

Desert Willow tree

The Desert Willow is a very popular and hardy tree for a desert landscape.

Join University of Nevada Cooperative Extension on Saturday, Aug. 26, for a one-day workshop on Gardening in Small Places: tree selection and care. The class runs from 8 a.m. to noon.

Trees are some of the largest, and can be some of the most expensive, plant material you’ll add to your landscape. When properly selected, placed, planted and cared for, trees can be the focal point of your garden; however, if improperly placed, planted or cared for, trees can also be the most costly mistake you can make in your landscape.

Knowing what trees do best in the Mojave Desert is only part of the story: knowing where to put them, how to plant them and how to care for them can help you prevent some costly mistakes. Laura Eisenberg, formerly with the Nevada Division of Forestry, will explain how to pick a landscape tree and how to care for it so it will become the landscape centerpiece you knew it could be. Homeowners and other interested parties are welcome to attend.

There is a $10 fee for the workshop. Class space is limited to 25 and pre-registration is required. To register for this class, held at the Lifelong Learning Center (8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev.), email or call Elaine Fagin at 702-257-5573.To register online visit

The next Gardening in Small Places workshop dates are Sept. 9, selecting native plants; Oct. 21, roses; and Nov. 18, growing fruit at home.

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