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Archived News Release from 2007

For Immediate Release

Community Invited to Learn Tree Pruning Technique at the Third Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop

Redwood City, CA -  January 31, 2007 - The City of Redwood City, in partnership with local non-profit CityTrees, presents the Third Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop! This great hands-on seminar includes classroom training on proper tree care, pruning, and tree maintenance, as well as hands-on pruning practice on live trees in the field.

Reservations and more information are available by calling Dan Beeder at 650-465-6586. The workshop takes place on Saturday, February 17th, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Public Works Services Department building, 1400 Broadway in Redwood City.

Participants will learn basic tree biology and how it influences taking care of young trees. A demonstration of safe tree pruning work practices and handling of tools is also part of the workshop. After the “classroom” time, the group will then meet at a selected site in Redwood City to practice their newly-learned tree pruning techniques. Refreshments will be served.

The Third Annual FREE Tree Pruning Workshop is sponsored by CityTrees in collaboration with the Redwood City Public Works Services Department. “Graduates” of this very popular tree pruning seminar can also volunteer to become part of CityTrees’ pruning brigade, and participate in pruning events to help maintain the trees that CityTrees has planted over the past six years.

CityTrees is a volunteer tree-planting organization which has planted over 1,600 new trees in Redwood City, drawing on over 1,300 volunteers who have invested nearly 4,000 volunteer hours since 2001. The group is dedicated to improving the quality of life in Redwood City through a coordinated program of tree planting and maintenance, education, and advocacy. CityTrees is preserving and extending the urban forest, and has helped Redwood City to met the four standards to become a Tree City USA – a tree board or department; a tree care ordinance; a comprehensive community forestry program; and an Arbor Day observance. CityTrees website is www.citytrees.org, and they can be reached at 650- 556-9380 extension 4.

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Contact:
Gordon Mann
Public Works Superintendent
(650) 780-7493

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