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PBC Cooperative Extension Service Hosting Residential Workshop on Hazardous Tree Assessment

For immediate release: August 1, 2012
Contact: Laura Sanagorski

Urban trees provide a sense of place, beauty, increased property value, shade, habitat for wildlife, and energy savings. In an urban environment, trees grow differently than in the forest, and must be installed and cared for properly. Proper tree care is important to maintaining urban trees’ value, safety, function, and longevity in the landscape.

What constitutes a hazardous tree? Which tree is more likely to fail? What do professional arborists look for? Whether you’re looking to hire a professional or just learn more about your own trees, this workshop is a great opportunity to have these questions answered and to see structural defects and potential points of failure. The majority of the lecture and discussion will take place outdoors (weather permitting).

What: Urban Forestry Workshop for Residents
Where: Cooperative Extension/IFAS
Mounts Auditorium
531 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: free
Registration: Participants must call 561-233-1759 to register.

This is the fourth in a series of nine unique tree care workshops scheduled for residents in 2012. This program is made possible by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Forest Service through the 2011 National Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.

 

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