Monday, April 15, 2013

Arbor Day Tree Pruning Primer on April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m.

The Milton Public Library and the Parks & Recreation Commission are teaming up to present a Tree Pruning Primer on April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Tails n Trails Dog Park, 466 Elm Street.

The Tree Pruning Primer will be led by David Graham, a local landscape architect, tree hugger, and ISA Certified Arborist. He will demonstrate proper techniques for pruning trees, discuss the do’s and don’ts of tree pruning, and talk about the Tree Climbing Events that Wisconsin Area Climbing Arborists will participate in before the World Tree Climbing Championship in Toronto, Canada starting on Saturday, August 3, 2013. After the class, the Parks & Recreation Commission will ask attendees to assist in planting a few trees at the Tails n Trails Dog Park.

The Tree Pruning Primer is being held to commemorate Arbor Day, which is locally and nationally recognized as Friday, April 26, 2013. In 1872, J. Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees. Arbor Day was first observed with the planting of more than one million trees in Nebraska. Arbor Day is now observed throughout the nation and the world.