Brush Up Your Pruning Skills

Brush Up Your Pruning Skills

Several Tree Stewards pruned trees recently along the JW Warner Parkway in Charlottesville. A team of six worked on a number of tree species having different growth habits and pruning needs. Tree Stewards assist Parks staff with pruning across the Charlottesville and Albemarle County areas – an important part of meeting our mission to support urban and rural forests. Winter is a good time to prune, since with the leaves off, it is easier to see the tree’s structure and make decisions about how pruning can improve the health and well being of the tree. Training on how to prune is available to the public at a free class at the Northside Library in Charlottesville on January 25th from 10:00 until noon. Visit our calendar to register for the session. The class will be followed by a field trip to put the principles covered in the class into practice on Saturday, February 12 from 10:00-noon (more details on this field trip will be provided at the class.) Come join us!

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