For Immediate Release: Oct. 5, 2010
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Parks and Recreation Department Offering Free Tree Care Workshops
HENDERSON, Nev.—Do-it-yourselfers interested in learning how to properly care for their trees can take part in free workshops offered by the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. The workshops are taught by Lisa Ortega, the City’s urban forester, and are offered at Silver Springs Recreation Center, 1951 Silver Springs Pkwy. Participation is open to those ages 18 and over.
Tree Care 101 is offered noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6 (activity 144036-90). Participants will learn how to care for their trees. The workshop includes a discussion on the proper pruning of shade and fruit trees, tree selection, fertilization, irrigation, and more.
Pruning Basics will be held noon to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13 (activity 144035-90). Good pruning leads to healthy, long-lived trees. Participants will learn pruning basics so they can do the work on their own or oversee work being done on their trees. The workshop includes an outdoor walk to evaluate work in the area, and features a hands-on demonstration.
“Trees can increase a home’s value by as much as 15 percent, but only if the trees are healthy and vibrant,” said Ortega. “Nowadays, homeowners are doing more and more of their own landscaping and maintenance, and that’s why proper tree care and pruning are critical. Even if you are unable to do the work yourself, it’s important to be knowledgeable so you can oversee work being done by landscapers.”
Register online at cityofhenderson.com using the appropriate activity number, or in person at any City of Henderson recreation center.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 50 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.