Casper hosts Central Wyoming Tree Care workshop May 26

Emerald ash borer, young and mature tree pruning, tree planting, tree care and urban forest diversity are among topics at the Central Wyoming Tree Care workshop in Casper Friday, May 26.

Sessions are 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Resources and Learning Center building, 2011 Fairgrounds Rd., said Donna Hoffman, University of Wyoming Extension horticulture educator in Natrona County.

“Regional and local experts will provide educational presentations and demonstrations of proper techniques and methods for tree care,” she said.

The event is open to the public, and Hoffman encouraged local arborists, nursery workers, homeowners and tree enthusiasts to attend.

Hoffman said workshop goals are to promote sustainable urban and community forestry and improve neighborhood green spaces by training community residents and local professionals to properly install and maintain private and community trees.

“Well-maintained trees contribute to lower crime rates, increased property values, improved air quality, and reduced storm water run-off – benefits we can all appreciate,” said Hoffman.

The $10 registration fee includes lunch. To register, contact the Natrona County Extension Office at 307-235-9400 by Friday, May 19.

Sponsors are Wyoming State Forestry, University of Wyoming Extension, city of Casper, Natrona County Conservation District, ISA Rocky Mountain Chapter and Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters.

Hoffman said more information is on the events pages at http://bit.ly/natronatreecare.