Proper pruning, tree selection among topics at Lander workshop

Photograph of Chance Marshall
Chance Marshall

University of Wyoming tree care experts will provide hands-on pruning demonstrations during a free tree care and management workshop Tuesday, April 3, in Lander.

Insect issues and tree selection for the Lander area are also topics during the sessions 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Lander UW Extension office, 130 Eugene St., said extension educator Chance Marshall.

Marshall said pruning trees and diagnosing problems is important to keeping trees healthy and growing.

“Maybe you are interested in planting trees that will thrive in the Lander area but don’t know what varieties will work,” he said. “Maybe you are fighting blight or insects with adult trees?”

RSVPs are requested by Monday, April 2, by calling the Lander extension office at 307-332-2363 or for more information.

Tree pruning, grafting workshop set in Crook County

Photograph of Blake Hauptman
Blake Hauptman

A tree care and pruning and grafting workshop is Friday, April 6, in Sundance.

The session starts at 3 p.m. in the Crook County Courthouse Community Room, 309 Cleveland St., according to Blake Hauptman, University of Wyoming Extension educator.

Participants will visit a fruit orchard and learn basic tree care, pruning and grafting techniques, and can bring their own grafting knife if they want to participate in the hands-on demonstration.

RSVPS are requested by Wednesday, April 4, by calling 307-283-1192 or for more information.

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.

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