No matter the season, trees are beneficial to our community in many ways. Learn more about the importance of trees this spring during a three-session interactive workshop series at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, hosted by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department. Limited space is available. Sessions are $15 each to cover books and materials, and pre-registration is required. Topics include the following:
- The Benefits of Trees – Saturday, Feb. 2
Registration deadline: Jan. 25. Presenter: Carrie Coyne, SWT Design.
- Tree Identification – Saturday, March 2
Registration deadline: Feb. 22. Presenter: James Rocca, 4S Tree Consulting.
- Tree Placement, Planting and Care – Saturday, April 6
Registration deadline: March 29. Presenter: Bruce Vawter, Forestry Consulting Services.
The workshops will be fun and informative for everyone from youth, to adults, to outdoor professionals and the citizen tree hugger. Instructors are professional arborists and landscape architects.
Weather permitting, participants will spend time identifying trees, leaves, planting, pruning, and discovering more about the Cape Girardeau area’s urban forest environment. Appropriate outdoor attire should be worn for each workshop.
The City of Cape Girardeau was recently awarded a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to assist improvements to our tree resources. Grant funding provided for a tree survey in Capaha Park, and for the interactive and educational public workshops. Also helping to make the workshops possible are the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Southeast Missouri State University Agriculture Department – horticulture option.
To reserve your spot and for more information, contact Parks and Recreation today: 573-339-6340.
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