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Strengthening Our Community Tree Canopy 2012 Urban Forestry Series for Professionals

For immediate release: April 13, 2012
Contact: Laura Sanagorski, 561-233-1748

The Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension/ IFAS will be offering an eight-class urban forestry series for professionals in the horticulture industry. Continuing education units (CEU’s) have been requested for pesticide applicators, FNGLA, LIAF, and ISA.

This series is a part of a project titled “Strengthening Our Community Tree Canopy through Education.” The project is made possible by a grant through the 2011 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant program, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Forest Service.

All classes will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Mounts Building Auditorium, 531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach.

Schedule
May 21 Proper Selection of Trees for the Urban Landscape & Structural Pruning Techniques for Young Trees
June 18 Installation & Maintenance of Hardwoods and Palms
July 16 Root Pruning, Tree Transplanting, and Root Barrier Selection & Installation
Aug 20 Tree Risk Assessment & How to Decrease Liability by Identifying and Decreasing Tree Hazards
Sept 17 Hurricane Preparation & Proper Restoration of Hurricane Damaged Trees
Oct 15 Mangrove & Seagrape Pruning, State & Federal Regulations & Pruning Codes, Importance of Hiring an ISA Certified Arborist
Nov 1 Proper Pruning of Fruit Trees in South Florida
Dec 3 Establishing a Proper Fertilization Program, Importance of Water in the Landscape

For more information, please visit http://www.pbcgov.com/coextension/or http://palmbeachcountyextension.wordpress.com/ or call Stephen Davis, Urban Forestry Program assistant, at 561-233-1790.

 

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