Story last updated at 8/19/2009 - 5:58 pm
SITKA - The Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program announces a one-day class on the biology of trees and proper pruning and planting techniques. The all-day class will be held on Monday, Aug. 24 at Harrigan Centennial Hall.
Decisions made about trees are more successful when based on an understanding of tree anatomy and biology, and an assessment of the planting site. The class is for anyone who designs, plants, or cares for landscapes with trees including arborists, landscape architects, parks and other public land managers, groundskeepers, nursery professionals, and home gardeners
The class will cover how trees function as complex systems and how to use this information when selecting, siting, planting, pruning, and maintaining landscape trees. A classroom presentation will be followed by a demonstration in the field and hands-on experience in pruning and planting trees.
The class will be led by urban forester and arborist Jim Flott, who brings 25 years of experience in urban forestry and the nursery and landscape industry.
The class is sponsored by the Alaska Division of Forestry Community Forestry Program and the Alaska Community Forest Council, with financial support from the USDA Forest Service.
The $35 class fee includes beverages and light refreshments served at 7:45 a.m. For more info, call Lisa Moore at 747-5534 and for a registration form visit www.forestry.alaska.gov/community/.